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 guideField 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 byf.org. For the latest news and updates on career events visit facebook.com/BYFcampaign and follow twitter.com/buildyourfuture.