Gainesville, Fla.— NCCER is pleased to announce that the seventh annual Careers in Construction Week will take place Oct. 31- Nov. 4, 2011.

Careers in Construction Week is an integral part of the Build Your Future (BYF) national education and recruitment campaign. This week is designed to increase public awareness of the hard work and contributions of our nation's craft professionals and encourage students to pursue careers in construction.

Local schools, contractors, and organizations are encouraged to partner locally to host construction career events and programs during this week. These events allow for an open dialogue between students and contractors.

On November 2, BYF will be hosting a Career Day at the Dallas, Texas headquarters of the Construction Education Foundation. Contractors, owners, construction suppliers, trade associations and training organizations will be able to meet potential recruits as they attend this event. David Starr, driver of the #81 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, will be speaking and signing autographs at the event.

Governors are encouraged to proclaim the week of Oct. 31- Nov. 4, 2011 as Careers in Construction Week in their state. 

Register your event to receive publicity by having your event profiled on the BYF website. For more information about Careers in Construction Week or BYF, visit byf.org. Check out BYF on Facebook at facebook.com/BYFcampaign and follow @BYFcampaign on Twitter.