National Center for Construction Education & Research
Alachua, Fla.— A key aspect of the Build Your Future (BYF) initiative’s mission is to show America’s youth the rewarding career opportunities available in construction. As a result of last year’s enormous success, BYF is once again declaring October “Careers in Construction Month.”
Careers in Construction Month provides an opportunity for industry and schools across the nation to partner locally to host construction career events and programs. With the ever-growing need for skilled professionals in the construction industry, there has never been a better time for education and industry to work together to help students build successful construction career pathways.
BYF provides a number of online resources to make it easy for organizations to participate in Careers in Construction Month. These resources can be found at byf.org/planningguide, which include a best practices guide, craft profession posters, fliers and brochures. By registering your event on BYF’s website, your event will be profiled as an official part of Careers in Construction Month for added publicity.
One of the best ways to spread awareness about the career opportunities in the construction industry is through individuals speaking out. Educators, employers and industry associations are encouraged to write to their legislators and governors to support official state proclamations recognizing October as Careers in Construction Month. A sample proclamation and guidelines that explain the process to follow in each state is available on the BYF website.
For more information about Careers in Construction Month or Build Your Future, visit byf.org. Like the BYF Facebook page and follow BYF on Twitter for the latest news and updates on activities and events.