A key aspect of the Build Your Future (BYF) initiative’s mission is to show potential industry recruits the rewarding career opportunities available in construction. Due to the tremendous response from BYF supporters and other organizations that have recognized and supported Careers in Construction Week, BYF is expanding its efforts to spread the word about construction careers by naming October 2013 “Careers in Construction Month.”
The goal in expanding this influential effort to promote construction careers is to increase flexibility and planning opportunities for organizations interested in supporting the industry’s critical need for skilled craft professionals through construction career events. Like its predecessor, Careers in Construction Month encourages local schools, contractors and organizations to partner to host construction career events and programs. Collaboration between education and industry is paramount in facilitating an open dialogue between potential industry recruits and contractors, and construction career events that include stakeholders from both areas have been highly effective.
Educators, employers and industry associations are also encouraged to write their legislators and governors to support official state proclamations recognizing the month of October as Careers in Construction Month.
BYF provides a number of online resources for organizations interested in getting involved in Careers in Construction Month at byf.org/resources, including a best practices guide, craft profession posters, flyers and brochures. By registering your event on BYF’s website, your event will be profiled as an official part of Careers in Construction Month for added publicity. In addition, visit the BYF resources page often, as more Careers in Construction Month resources will be added throughout the year.
For more information about Careers in Construction Month or BYF, visit byf.org. Visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/BYFcampaign and follow @BYFcampaign on Twitter for the latest news and updates on BYF activities and events.