Help Promote Building Trades in Your Community

If you're interested in helping to promote concrete and construction careers to young people in your area, talk with your local home building or concrete association to become a member of, or help create, a speakers bureau for area schools. And don't think an industrial arts class is your only audience - if you're a decorative concrete contractor, an art class is a great place to reach out to creative students. Your local or national associations may also offer scholarships to students who choose to pursue a career in the construction industry - help promote these scholarships with a simple call or e-mail to instructors in your community. Two websites designed for young people considering careers in any construction field can be found through Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); let teachers and parents in your area know of these resources.