CORE PLUS Construction Approved March 18, 2020

On March 18, 2020, CORE PLUS Construction was signed by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) as an approved framework of study. The milestone effort was accomplished through the assistance that included universities that provided expertise, job-site visits for OSPI academic leaders, and curriculum input.

CORE PLUS Construction is a 1,080-hour program created by industry that prepares students for high demand jobs throughout Washington state.

There are currently only two approved CORE PLUS areas of study; aerospace, created by the Boeing Company, and construction which was developed by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington Education Foundation.

CORE PLUS Construction offers students access to 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.

The milestone effort was accomplished through the assistance from construction industry partners and universities who provided expertise, job-site visits for OSPI academic leaders, and curriculum input. The generous support from AGC Education Foundation donors and from those companies and individuals who created the general programs’ named endowments provided much needed resources.

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."