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“One of the most powerful ways to influence the future of our industry is to partner with the national accreditation process that is—and has been—key to continuous improvement of construction education.

Marty Garza 

Vice President of the AGC Education & Research Foundation

Industry Professionals are important constituents of ACCE; in fact, Practitioners are equal partners with Educators in the creation and continued leadership of ACCE. Practitioners provide valuable input with regard to the creation of accreditation standards and practices. In addition, they offer extensive support services to their associated academic programs. The information and resources provided here were primarily developed and delivered at the annual "IAB Event" held each February at the Mid-Year ACCE Meeting. IAB or Industry Advisory Board.

This annual program provides real value to Industry Professionals and IAB Members by:

  • Increasing the understanding of the roles and responsibilities of being a member of an IAB.

  • Developing meaningful industry participation at the local IAB level.

  • Developing and supporting a network of industry professionals who can exchange ideas in an open forum.

“Having been involved in the college recruiting effort for more than 20 years, I can say that we strive to hire the ‘best of the best.’ The students we hire from ACCE accredited schools are better prepared, have more construction experience, and make stronger leaders. We are corporate members of ACCE and are involved on several committees. I challenge anyone involved in the construction industry to support ACCE and its efforts to continue to improve the construction education process across America.”

Joey Hatch 

Corporate Executive Vice President 

Skanska USA Building Inc.

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