aBOUT THE PROGRAM
Engaging, informing, and inspiring the next generation of skilled workers in Tennessee – since 2016.
Go Build is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that seeks to keep our workforce strong and steady – and that starts by inspiring young people to consider a career in the skilled trades. Go Build is a comprehensive workforce development initiative that seeks to address the current skills gap crisis by enhancing the image of the construction industry and informing young people, parents, educators and influencers, about opportunities in the trades.
Go Build Alabama was launched in 2010, and as industry demand grew, the program launched in Tennessee in 2016, and California in 2017. Go Build America was launched in 2017 in order to address continuing local workforce shortages and provide a national rallying cry for our industry. Go Build’s national board is comprised of Bob Woods (CEO/President), Steve Sanderr (CEO, Associated General Contractors of America) and Mike Bellaman (President/CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors).
GO BUILD TENNESSEE
Go Build Tennessee was enacted through legislation in partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Associated General Contractors, the Home Builders Association, and the Tennessee Road Builder Association. The program is administered by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit comprised of representatives from commercial, industrial, residential, and road building contractors and subcontractors.
Go Build Tennessee’s Board Members include: David Stansell (President), David McGowan (Vice-President), Alex Ray (Secretary), Tommy Burleson (Treasurer), Marisa Buchanan, Toby Compton, Elizabeth Goodwin, Richard Huskey, Jimmy Lail, Trey Lewis, Kevin Little, Grace Masterson, Erin Murphy, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips, Bob Pitts, Susan Ritter, John Stallworth, Kent Starwalt, Roger Tuder, Duane Vanhook, and Grover Lee Walker.
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LINKS & MORE INFO
For more information and resources to help you guide your student toward a career in construction, visit any of the links below.