As your child's greatest supporter, we recognize that you want what is best for them: to be healthy, happy, and successful, both as children and as adults. As a parent you play an integral role in guiding them along the right path. As your child receives their high school diploma, we hope you encourage them to explore the many careers in construction.

Successful and satisfying careers don't necessarily require an expensive 4-year degree from a university. We all need a highly skilled workforce. These skills can be attained through community college, certificates, trades schools and apprenticeships. 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 your child 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. Help them build a successful future!

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, the ability to continue education, potential to advance, and opportunities to be your own boss.

To better guide your child 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.

For more information about the industry and opportunities construction has to offer, contact the career or guidance counselor at your child’s school.

If you or your students are interested in attending events and activities related to careers in contruction, make sure to visit our Events page. Or check out this event summary calendar: 2017 Industry Outreach Calendar (updated 3/23/17)

 

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