Supervisor Training

Developed by the Associated General Contractors of America, the Supervisory Training Program includes 10 20- to 25-hour courses (plus two 25-hour overview courses) designed to provide supervisors with the knowledge and skills to be an effective manager of people, time, equipment, and materials. Units include "Leadership and Motivation," "Oral and Written Communication," "Planning and Scheduling," and "Productivity Improvement." The overview courses are "Construction Supervisor" and "Heavy/Highway Construction Supervisor." Course materials are purchased by chapters, companies, or colleges; contractors can participate through a chapter or college offering the program or can start a program themselves. Online courses also are available. Cost: Varies Contact: www.agc.org