We are a proud and active sponsor of the Apprenticeship Program provided through the Arizona Chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC). Achen-Gardner sponsors employees throughout a three-year program in Heavy Equipment Operation. Most recently, our own Doby “Joe” Snedigar was named 2009 Apprentice of the Year in the Heavy Equipment Operator category for the state of Arizona. For more information visit the Apprenticeship Program website.
Certification and Leadership Programs
In addition to offering a number of trainings and certification programs related to Safety, Human Resources, Project Management, and other soft skills, Achen-Gardner is distinctively invested in developing leadership potential in our staff. Since 1982, we have sponsored numerous employees through hundreds of intensive leadership classes in partnership with Rapport Leadership International. For more information visit the Rapport Leadership International website.
We believe in providing positive internship experiences for students interested in construction. We ensure that interns gain meaningful exposure to the industry and come away with an increased awareness of the diverse career opportunities available to them. Students are provided with challenging and practical “real world” experience both in the office and out in the field. The terms and conditions of each student’s internship are developed at the beginning of the sponsorship and availability is based on the company’s ability to sponsor at the time the request is made. At Achen-Gardner, we are proud to invest in building the next generation of construction employees!
Other Training Opportunities
Achen-Gardner offers a variety of personal and professional development opportunities to our employees. Below is a non-inclusive list of trainings many employees have taken advantage of. In addition, individuals are encouraged to suggest opportunities that they feel may benefit them in their positions. All requests are given suitable consideration.
Position Specific Trainings/Certifications
Blue Tek Install
Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R)
Forklift Training & Certification
Interview Preparation - Alternative Project Delivery Methods (APDM)
Traffic Control Supervisor
Traffic Control Technician
UV Cured Lightstream
Safety and Health
CPR and First Aid
DOT Reasonable Suspicion
Dust Control—Basic and Comprehensive
Excavation Competent Person
OSHA Multi-Employer Liability
OSHA 10 and 30 Hour
Human Resources and Supervision Skills
HR Boot Camp
Leadership 4 Leads
MAP (Management Action Program) - 1 and 3 Hour
Adobe Creative Suite
HCSS Heavy Bid, Heavy Job