For Educators

Your advice and counsel is critical to students as they graduate and pursue a career. Successful and satisfying careers don't necessarily require an expensive 4-year degree from a university. We all need a highly skilled and able workforce. These skills can be attained through community college, certificates, trades schools and apprenticeships.

The construction industry offers ever-evolving, dynamic career opportunities for students who want to enter the workforce immediately after high school and for those who want to pursue college degrees. The industry needs individuals with advanced degrees and training in business and computer-savvy positions—such as project managers, estimators, and designers—as well as skilled trades specialists.

A career in construction offers good pay and benefits, ability to continue education, potential to advance, and opportunities to be your own boss. There is an amazing sense of accomplishment achieved when a person helps design or build a stadium, bridge, high rise, or hospital.

Your advice to students will help them decide what they want to do with their lives. A career in construction may be the best decision they'll ever make. To better guide your students to a career path that is right for them, we encourage you to:

We especially encourage students who have a strong interest and aptitude in math, science, and technologies to pursue careers in construction. From construction management degree programs at world-renowned universities, to apprenticeship programs and trade schools, educational opportunities in construction are plentiful and varied.

We have developed tools, resources and initiatives designed to attract the attention of students; educate with construction relevance, experience, and examples; and engage with industry partners. Our approach to workforce development has multiple components that will help you as an educator to explore career opportunities with students.

If you or your students are interested in attending events and activities related to careers in contruction, be sure to visit our Events page


Have more questions? Please contact us!

Contact Frosti Adams, 503-685-8310.










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