October is Careers in Construction Month, when NAHB members and state and local HBAs participate in a national campaign to raise public awareness about the great jobs available in home building and related trade professions.
The NAHB Careers in the Construction Trades page highlights the opportunities in six popular trades that are tailor-made to share with teachers, career counselors, students and their parents. The Careers in Construction Month Toolkit includes suggested activities to get the word out, such as:
- Open Up Your Site. Work with your local middle or high school to host a field trip for students to visit your construction site. Arrange for students to tour the site and gather first-hand information about what it takes to have a successful career in construction.
- Host a Job Shadow Day. Invite students to spend the entire day at your business to learn various aspects of the industry and the range of career opportunities. Learn how Toll Brothers hosted a national job shadow day.
- Honor a Local Educator. Select a day to recognize a local teacher for his or her contribution to developing the future construction workforce. Honor instructors in high schools, universities, Job Corps centers and apprenticeship training programs.
Also, be sure to mark Monday, Oct. 15 on your calendars for a social media day of action in support of Careers in Construction Day 2018.
We’re encouraging all NAHB members to share the positive aspects of their chosen careers on social media using pictures, text, videos or however else you choose to express yourself. Just tag your post #CICDAY2018 to participate.
To offer new ideas and ask questions, contact NAHB’s Greg Zick at 202-266-8493.
Learn more at nahb.org/trades.