Build Your Future

CTE Hearing Highlights Industry Participation Needs

0 November 26, 2013  featured, Workforce Issues

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing to investigate proposals for improving career and technical education (CTE) funding programs through the Carl D. Perkins Act re-authorization.  In his opening remarks, Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) mentioned the sub-committee testimony of Al Bargas, president of the ABC Pelican Chapter in […]


Construction Industry Reaching Students Through Public Television

0 November 15, 2013  Careers in Construction, Construction Training, Uncategorized

Students in Cleveland schools are getting the opportunity to learn about careers in construction through a partnership between the ABC Northern Ohio Chapter and WVIZ, the Cleveland affiliate for PBS.  As part of their web-based “Careers Exploration Series,” a PBS moderator engaged a panel of industry experts to talk to high school students to highlight the […]


K-5 and Middle School Students on Careers in Construction

0 October 25, 2013  Careers in Construction, The Skills Gap

During Build Your Future’s (BYF) Careers in Construction Month, BYF, CARBO Ceramics, Robins & Morton and the Jenkins County School System in Georgia joined forces to plan various construction-related activities throughout the month to engage students in elementary school, middle school and high school. Those activities included an art contest for students in kindergarten through 5th grade […]


Video: Military to Construction

0 October 16, 2013  Careers in Construction, featured, On The Job

We are halfway through Careers in Construction month and Build Your Future and NCCER are continuing to schedule events and create excitement around craft training and career and technical education. Here one of their videos on why construction is a great career choice for former military, according to veterans:


In Honor of Careers in Construction Month

0 October 1, 2013  Careers in Construction, featured

Build Your Future (BYF) has declared October Careers in Construction Month and one great example of groups embracing that spirit is the partnership between BYF, CARBO Ceramics, Robins & Morton and the Jenkins County School System in Georgia. Together, these groups have planned various construction-related activities throughout the month to engage students in elementary school, middle […]


Veterans Career Fair Video from Build Your Future

0 August 7, 2013  Careers in Construction

If you don’t know about NCCER’s “Build Your Future” campaign, you need to go check it out immediately. BYF focuses on workforce development by improving the perception of skilled construction careers. Representatives recently visited a military career fair to discuss career opportunities in the construction industry for transitioning veterans – check out the video below.