Our mission is to introduce students to rewarding construction careers and develop them for future success in the industry.

The strength of the CORE PLUS Construction program is that is developed and supported by the Washington State construction industry. Knowledge and skills developed through this program meet the needs of employers while introducing students to companies in their local communities and regions.

Developed by the Associated General Contractors of Washington Education Foundation and its construction industry partners, CORE PLUS Construction has the goal of introducing students to careers in the construction industry through hands-on-learning. CORE PLUS Construction is a program of study that prepares high school students for high demand jobs throughout Washington State. Students learn real-world skills that give them a clear advantage in pursuing entry level positions, apprenticeships, post-secondary certificates, or college degrees.

CORE PLUS Construction recognized as a statewide framework.

On March 18, 2020, CORE PLUS Construction was signed by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) as an approved framework of study. This milestone effort was accomplished through multiple partners that included universities, industry experts, job-site visits from OSPI academic leaders, and curriculum input from high school educators.

  • CORE PLUS Construction is a 1,080-hour program created by industry that prepares students for high demand jobs throughout Washington State.
  • CORE PLUS Construction offers students access to high school credit options in science, mathematics, and English language arts.
  • The course framework contributes to the menu of 45 state course equivalencies that local school districts may offer.

Left to right: Dave D’Hondt, AGC; Diane Kocer, AGC EF; Becky Wallace, OSPI; Jeff Tobin, Schuchart and Board of Trustees AGC EF; seated is Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction.

This gift to the State of Washington from the construction industry ensures all schools, regardless of size or funding, can offer their students a quality construction program of study.



For more information about becoming a Partner or Sponsor, contact Diane Kocer, Executive Director, AGC Education Foundation, dkocer@agcwa.com.