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Teachers and counselors have the power to influence young minds toward a better future. If you have students who are or might be interested in a career in the skilled trades, we’re here to help.



Go Build is a 501(c)(3) 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 the program has since expanded into Tennessee in 2016, and California in 2017. Go Build’s national partners include the Associated General Contractors of America and the Associated Builders and Contractors.

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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.

WE’VE GOT PLENTY OF PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS to help educate your students on the benefits of a career in construction. Browse through our online resources to download materials for your classroom.

Want to see what a career in construction looks like? Check out our video library to hear from real folks in the construction industry.

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