Overview

Meeting the workforce needs of the construction industry by recruiting a new generation to the skilled trades.

Associated General Contractors (AGC) is the force behind California’s construction industry. Their focus and efforts are to ensure the needs are met of the industry, and its workers, so California can continue to grow and develop.

The “Build California” initiative was designed to attract future generations of construction workers by changing the narrative on what a career in construction can be with a bold initiative engineered to inspire, engage, and activate a new workforce for the future of California.

Approach

The idea was to challenge the narrative and stigmas of the construction industry. Through the use of dynamic on-the-job images and close-up photography, we highlighted real people so the audience could see themselves in the messaging and be able to imagine what their future could be.

Our digital-first approach was designed to amplify Build California’s virtual experiences and create robust social media activations that included Instagram takeovers, social media giveaways, as well as branded virtual classes and camps for their e-cademy.

In working closely with the Build California team, we were able to attract Generation Z and younger audiences to the building trades by focusing on career outcomes, community contribution opportunities, and industry transparency. With this campaign, we reached a broader audience with results that skyrocketed and continues to improve since the launch date.

40%

increase in organic social media engagement

20%

increase in organic website traffic 

with 17% being new students

Let’s talk about your community and how we can help you reach it.

3fold Communications is a community connection marketing agency specializing in recruitment and activation of diverse customers, regions, and influencers.
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