Education

education_graphicIt's never too early to learn about construction and it's never too late to enhance your education.  With that in mind, ACCNJ offers continual opportunities for development, and provides valuable educational resources to either augment an active career in construction or to ignite interest in a future construction profession.

Educational Programs

ACCNJ routinely hosts individual and business improvement programs for members addressing a wide range of issues from immigration compliance to public works prequalification. We often present educational courses endorsed by our national organization, the Associated General Contractors of America.

Scholarships

The Association has created a Scholarship Foundation to award higher-education scholarships to deserving students. The scholarship program has distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and helped dozens of students obtain the education necessary to compete in the global economy. Applications are made available on March 1 of each year, and awards are presented to selected recipients in June. Please click on the links below to access all necessary information to apply:

2017 ACCNJ Scholarship Brochure

ACCNJ Scholarship Application Forms 2017

Employee Letter 2017

2017 John Donohoe Civil Engineering Application

 

Internships

ACCNJ participates in the Construction Industry Advancement Program of New Jersey’s Student Summer Employment Program and Scholarships.  The program provides opportunities for students to work with contractors engaged in heavy, highway, utility and commercial construction.  Prospective students complete an online application and must be current sophomores or juniors, provide supporting documentation and participate in an interview process with the CIAP Scholarship Committee.  Students selected as eligible for the program must secure employment with a CIAP supporting association’s member company, work 12 weeks over the summer, and provide a write up of their experience.  To assist in the process of getting an internship, CIAP requires selected students to attend a Career Fair in January.  Students have an opportunity to interview with some of the top firms in the Construction Industry.  The employment experience provides a mutual benefit to the student and the construction contractor employer by developing practical job skills for construction education graduates.

Educational Liaison

ACCNJ maintains active educational liaisons with its student chapters at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Fairleigh Dickinson University, as well as with Rowan University. In this capacity, ACCNJ staff facilitates guest speakers at student meetings, assists the schools with special projects, arranges job site tours, and engages the institutions’ participation in industry events and competitions.