Annual Report

2018 OBC Annual Report

Oregon Building Congress (OBC) is a 501c (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to, “Connect students with careers in Construction.” Originally chartered in 1929 for the purpose of certifying apprenticeship programs in Oregon and SW Washington, it has evolved to serve as a primary resource to school districts, schools, administrators, counselors and teachers; helping to raise the outcomes of educational practices within CTE construction-related programs and to help create career connection opportunities for motivated students.

Examples of some of our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration with school administrators and boards
  • Introduction of course curriculum
  • Create and participate on advisory committees
  • Drive student outcomes
  • Participate in industry and governmental workforce committees
  • Connections with other CTE focused groups
  • Leadership role with Oregon ACTE
  • Student construction leadership clubs
  • Industry mentoring
  • Building Futures Magazine
  • Coordinate Construction Career Fairs
  • Industry and Student speaker resource
  • Jobsite and Training Center tours

Currently, the OBC is working on two new projects at a district level with both the Beaverton school district and Tigard/Tualatin district, to provide an overall vision and to create mutually desired outcomes for both the districts and the workforce needs of the construction industry. Moving forward OBC will be continuing relationships with its current school partners and expanding its reach to even more districts at varying levels of program development. Our goal is to streamline the career pathways to interested students and enhance the image of those career opportunities in construction.

One of our key initiatives for 2018-2019, is expanding the outreach of our program by increasing the circulation of our award-winning publication “Building Futures” to 20,000 copies twice a year. The re-envisioned magazine will have engaging articles, with pertinent information focused on providing students information and resources for careers in construction. This will be an amazing tool for teachers and counselors use in telling the story about career opportunities in construction.

Remember, the OBC is and can be a resource for you!

Tom Goodhue, Executive Director

Oregon Building Congress