ABCWV Young professionals
ABCWV Young Professionals Mission Statement
The ABCWV Young Professionals (YP) program was established to develop the next generation of leaders, and to encourage networking among the "best and brightest" up-and-comers in construction. Young professionals include active and prospective ABC member company employees who are under the age of 40. Membership is free.
ABC is the leading force in the construction industry for workforce development, education, leadership and professional development. For Young Professionals, that means offering networking, education and charitable opportunties to help the next generation of leaders excel in the construction industry. We will strive to create awareness of, and strengthen, the core principles of the merit shop philosophy to ensure the viability and growth of future leadership within ABC and the construction industry.
Benefits of Joining
Grow Your Social Capital
Build a substantial network of industry professionals by attending YP networking events. Take the time to build your contact list with individuals who are at the same place in their career. These relationships will be integral as you progress within the industry.
Learn From Your Peers
Get to know others in the industry and expand your knowledge. Our YP group offers integral leadership training and mentoring opportunities to provide knowledge and resources to the next wave of construction professionals.
Volunteer Your Time
Give back to your community by participating in the YP sponsored volunteer and community outreach events. Our YP group allows for expansive industry exposure and the opportunity for community involvement with industry peers.
Make New Friends
New to the area or just starting a career in the construction industry? Meet peers working in the industry.
Those who stay involved are more willing to stay on track with personal and professional goals.
Commitment is the Cost
With no membership fees, the ABCWV YP group allows those just starting out to get involved without the pressure of accounting for membership dues.
Encourage Your Team to Participate
● Help foster long-term stakeholders in the construction industry leading to employee retention.
● Invest in the future of your company. Succession plans start here.
● Keep generation Y & X engaged in industry trends and events.
● Networking will help enhance current and future customer relationships.
How to Register?
Register by filling out the form below or by e-mailing Ashley Sodosky at [email protected].
Upcoming YP Events
The 2022 Young Professionals Leadership Academy will consist of an ice-breaker and 3 sessions with the anticipated schedule as follows:
Clay White, ABC YP Committee Co-Chair
The Thrasher Group
Ashley Sodosky, ABC YP Committee Co-Chair
ABCWV YP Committee Members
Clay White, Co-Chair
Ashley Sodosky, Co-Chair
Tiffany Rogers, Tri-County Electric
Chelsea Creta, Jackson Kelly, PLLC
Austin Hinkle, Cherry River Construction
Hollie Massie, Swope Construction Co.
Dave Shaffer, Rodeheaver Group
Andria Wymer, Applied Construction Solutions