Who Is A YP?

A young professional is anyone employed by an ABC member company in good standing who is under the age of 40. ABC established the Young Professionals program to develop the next generation of ABC leaders and encourage networking among the “best and brightest” up-and-comers in construction.

Why Participate In Young Professionals?

Our Young Professionals group, operating in both the Tampa Bay area and the Fort Myers area, provides the opportunity for you to network, and build relationships with, other individuals who are at the same place in their career. These relationships will be integral as you progress within the industry and your career. Our YP group also allows for expansive industry exposure and opportunities for community involvement. Peer Groups and Mentoring are another aspect of our YP group that we hope continues to provide knowledge and resources to the next wave of construction professionals.

Peer Groups

Our Young Professional Peer Groups offer like-minded construction professionals an environment conducive to sharing ideas and discussing issues and resolutions to the challenges facing our industry and our community. ABC’s peer groups also offer the opportunity to learn from seasoned industry leaders and fosters a mentor/mentee environment as young leaders continue to grow within their field and their company.

Peer Groups will be made up of 15 individuals who meet regularly (once a month for 8 months) to discuss predetermined topics with their peers. ABC will also match mentors and mentees together. Happy Hours will also be scheduled for all participants every 2 months.

Our mission is to promote and encourage the participation and involvement of young, industry professionals by creating a platform to build relationships with peers, for professional development, volunteering and community involvement opportunities, and share best practices. 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.

What’s the Cost?

$100 yearly fee*

*initial join fee will be waived for recent graduates (within 2 years of join date - applies to undergrad degree only)

What Does That Include?

  • ABCFGC/YP Branded Polo Shirt
  • YP Networking Events
  • Jobsite Tours
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • YP focused Professional Development Seminars

How to Register?

Register by filling out the form below.

2023 YP Program sponsors

Tampa Sponsors

Logo for Barcelona Crane RentalLogo for BCHLogo for Gaylor ElectricLogo for Barcelona Crane RentalLogo for ManhattanLogo for ManhattanLogo for ManhattanLogo For Tri City ElectricLogo For Tri City ElectricLogo For Tri City ElectricLogo For Tri City Electric

Fort Myers Sponsors

Logo for B&I ContractorsLogo for Spectrum ContractingLogo for Atlantic Souther Paving and SealcoatingLogo for Service Contacting SolutionsLogo for Spectrum ContractingLogo for Spectrum Contracting