As your child's greatest supporter, we recognize that you want what is best for them: to be healthy, happy, and successful, both as children and as adults. As a parent you play an integral role in guiding them along the right path to their future.  As your child receives their high school diploma, we hope you encourage them to explore the many careers in construction.  With the ever changing technology in construction today you may want to "Rethink Careers in Construction".

The construction industry offers ever-evolving, dynamic career opportunities for students who want to enter the workforce immediately after high school and for those who want to pursue college degrees.

The industry needs individuals with advanced degrees and training in business and computer-savvy positions—such as project managers, estimators, and designers—as well as skilled trades specialists. A career in construction offers good pay and benefits, the ability to continue education, potential to advance, and opportunities to be your own boss.

We especially encourage students who have a strong interest and aptitude in math, science, and technologies to pursue careers in construction. From construction management degree programs at world renowned universities to apprenticeship programs and trade schools, educational opportunities in construction are plentiful and varied.

There is an amazing sense of accomplishment achieved when a person helps design or build a stadium, bridge, high rise, or hospital. Your advice to your child will help them decide what they want to do with their lives. A career in construction may be the best decision they'll ever make. Help them build a successful future!

For more information about the industry and opportunities construction has to offer, contact the career or guidance counselor at your child’s school.