Construction Week was created to raise awareness of the vast opportunities available in the construction industry and to promote the industry as a safe, exciting and rewarding career option. This is an opportunity for those in the construction industry to reach out to their local schools in an effort to educate students, parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators about the commercial construction industry and the opportunities for great careers within it. It is also designed to increase the awareness and visibility of the construction industry in the community and to encourage others to join the industry.
The shortage of workers in the skilled trades is high, and will continue to increase in the years to come. We are working as an industry to focus on growing the recruiting pipeline and preparing new workers for the construction trades by helping make career and technical education a priority in high schools. Shifting the public’s negative perception about careers in the construction industry to the reality of the positive and by providing the tools to show the path to job placement is critical.
More than a week-long event, Construction Week is a year-round commitment to raise awareness of the vast opportunities available in the construction industry. Future Construction Week celebrations will be held on the following dates:
- October 2 - 6, 2017
- October 1 - 5, 2018
- October 7 - 11, 2019
- October 5 - 9, 2020
- October 4 - 8, 2021
Please join us in celebrating Construction Week!