Workforce Development Resource Center

Workforce Development Resource Center

ABC of MN/ND wants to see its members and the construction industry thrive. One of the main issues facing employers in the construction industry is the qualified workforce shortage. ABC has put together resources (listed below) of various educational institutions and marketing organizations that could help you as an employer grow your workforce.

ABC In-House Resources

Project Build MN

ABC Student Chapters

ABC Workforce Development
Building the people that build America.

Build Your Future (BYF)
Build Your Future is an NCCER initiative that is a collaborative grassroots approach to construction workforce forecasting and development that includes recruitment, training, placement, retention and image enhancement strategies.
journeyman matches highly skilled construction professionals - including masons, carpenters, electricians, mechanics, plumbers, and many more - from Germany and Switzerland with construction projects around the world. Projects and employment contracts with these professionals are on a per project base and limited in time.  Contractors are given the opportunity to prevent understaffed work sites during a time of global construction labor shortage whilst not committing to long term job contracts. Click here for more information.

Hiring Dunwoody College Graduates and Alumni

Dunwoody has a variety of way that companies can engage with the College to hire. In addition to the direct posting options below, faculty are open and willing to discuss office tours, jobsite visits, and guest speakers. If you have any questions, contact Bridget Reynolds, Dean of Construction Sciences & Building Technology to assist with finding the correct faculty member to email at or 612-381-3373.
  • Post an opening on Dunwoody’s My.Career:
  • Email the faculty to let them know that you have positions open.  They can help advertise your position in the classroom and email the posting to the students.  Here are some key individuals:
  • The Construction Science & Building Technology department hosts an annual Construction Expo with a Career Fair the first Tuesday in February.  Contact the Dean to become part of the email list.
  • Dunwoody hosts two annual Career Fairs, one in the fall and one in the spring.  Contact Career Services for more information at or 612-381-8227.
Partnership with North Dakota State College of Science
The North Dakota Advisory Council has entered into a partnership with North Dakota State College of Scienct to launch Construction Core, a pre-apprenticeship training. Based on NCCER Core Curriculum, this course will offer basic skill training for those interested in a career in construction. Open to high school students, ABC member employees and the general public, this course will give basic skills and create connections with ABC member companies. 

Download an informational flyer here or check out the information on upcoming courses at NDSCS Workforce Training