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    Careers in Construction Month Returns this October

    For Immediate Release

    ALACHUA, Fla. — NCCER and its Build Your Future (BYF) initiative are once again declaring October as Careers in Construction Month. Throughout the month, industry and education partner locally to host career events that introduce students to rewarding construction careers.

    Earlier this month, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation recognizing October 2015 as Careers in Construction Month throughout the state. Any state resident can file a proclamation for his or her governor to sign. To simplify the process, BYF lists each state’s proclamation guidelines and a sample proclamation on its website. Once a proclamation is filed, it can take anywhere from two weeks to six months to be approved.

    BYF also provides a number of online resources to make it easy for organizations to participate in Careers in Construction Month, including a How To: Plan a Career Day guide, Field Manual and Helpful Hints for Career Day Exhibitors. Organizations can also register their events on BYF’s website for added publicity.

    With a projected shortage of 1.5 million craft professionals by 2019, now is the time to promote construction careers in each state. Recognizing October as Careers in Construction Month can generate added publicity for the construction industry and help promote career opportunities.  

    To learn more, visit For the latest news and updates on career events visit and follow

    About NCCER — NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled construction workforce shortage. NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. For more information, visit or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.

    About Build Your FutureBuild Your Future (BYF) is NCCER’s national image enhancement and recruitment initiative for the construction industry. Its mission is to recruit the next generation of craft professionals by making career and technical education a priority in secondary schools, shifting negative public perception about careers in the construction industry and providing a path from ambition, to training, to job placement as a craft professional. BYF provides a number of resources to assist industry, education and military organizations in achieving these goals. For more information, visit

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