American Concrete Pavement Association Aims to Increase Diversity, Attract Young Professionals
The American Concrete Pavement Association announced two programs aimed at increasing diversity and attracting, developing and retaining personnel in the concrete pavement industry.
Believed to be the first of its type in the industry, the ‘Interns for the Future’ program is aimed at attracting people who may have a passion for the concrete pavement industry, but may never have considered it as a career option. ACPA is seeking highly motivated students for 12-week internships, which will be both a learning and a work experience for the selected interns.
In support of the program, ACPA is partnering with the Innovative Pavement Research Foundation. By making 100% tax-deductible contributions toward the program, the IPRF will match ACPA and ACPA Chapter/State affiliates dollar per dollar to offset the internship expenses for individuals working through the program.
The Emerging Leaders Group is designed to identify the next generation of leaders within contractor companies and other industry organizations. The ELG consists of ACPA members and affiliated ACPA Chapter/State association personnel under 40 years of age who have been identified as future leaders by their employers or other industry professionals.