BUILDING TENNESSEE'S

LEGACY

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aBOUT THE PROGRAM

Engaging, informing, and inspiring the next generation of skilled workers in Tennessee – since 2016.

 
 

Go Build 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 expanded into Tennessee in 2016. 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 is lead by Executive Director Brian J. Kelly. Go Build Tennessee’s Board Members include: David McGowan (President),Tommy Burleson (Vice-President / Treasurer), Alex Ray (Secretary), Marisa Buchanan, Clay Crownover, Toby Compton, Elizabeth Goodwin, Richard Huskey, Jimmy Lail, Trey Lewis, Jamie Little, Kevin Little, Erin Murphy, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Jeff McCord, Kit Ozburn, Bob Pitts, Susan Ritter, Grace Rogers, Kent Starwalt, Duane Vanhook, and Grover Lee Walker.

 
 

CLASSROOM RESOURCES

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