TheNational Center for Construction Education and Researchannounced that the fourth annual Careers in Construction Week will take place Oct. 13-17, 2008.
Careers in Construction Week is designed
to increase public awareness of the hard work and contributions of our nation’s
craft professionals. In addition, this week promotes recognition among parents,
teachers, guidance counselors and students of the rewarding career
opportunities available in construction.
was a success,” saidDon Whyte, NCCER president.
“Thirty-eight governors proclaimed Careers in Construction Week in their state
and the week received recognition from the White House. We encourage
contractors and schools to use this week to honor our craft professionals and
recognize construction as a rewarding career.”
week, NCCER will also broadcast the 2008 Build Your Future career awareness
video. This video is distributed free of charge and features interviews from
real craft professionals who are already experiencing a rewarding construction
Contractors, schools and industry associations
throughout the country will conduct career fairs and various
construction-related activities to help promote construction career
opportunities in their communities.
planning an event during this week should submit their event online atcareers.nccer.org.
provides an array of promotional materials to assist organizations in planning
a successful week. Materials include a comprehensive Careers in Construction
Week Planning Guide that is equipped with sample press releases, logos,
proclamation templates and suggested week activities.
materials are available for download from the NCCER Careers Web site atcareers.nccer.org.