Not every job in construction requires a hardhat. In fact, most of today’s construction leaders have a college degree in construction management, business, or engineering. But the sense of accomplishment in a job well done is the same whether they helped build the future with their hands or their minds.
As your child's greatest advocate, we understand that you want what is best for them: to be healthy, happy and successful, both as children and as adults. As a parent you play an integral role in guiding them along the right path. As your child receives their high school diploma, we hope you encourage them to explore the many career opportunities in Idaho’s construction industry.
A career in construction offers good pay and benefits, the ability to continue education, the potential to advance, and the opportunity to be one’s own boss. In the next ten years, the construction industry will need additional workers to cover an expanding industry and a retiring workforce.
Your son or daughter might have what it takes to build the next stadium, bridge, highway, home, or even your town's next hospital. Help your child consider a career in the construction industry and watch them build a successful and rewarding future!
And for those students headed for college, there is a chance for them to help build Idaho’s future as well. A degree in construction management or a related field can give your student the opportunity to find meaningful employment and still enjoy their work environment.
Your advice and counsel is critical to students as they graduate and pursue a career.
The construction industry offers ever-evolving, dynamic career opportunities for students who want to enter the workforce immediately after high school and for those who want to pursue college degrees.
The industry needs individuals with advanced degrees and training in business and computer-savvy positions - such as project managers, estimators, and designers - as well as skilled trades specialists. A career in construction offers good pay and benefits, the ability to continue education, the potential to advance, and the opportunity to be one’s own boss. Job opportunities in Idaho’s construction industry are plentiful and expected to increase by 39.2% from 2012-2022.
WeBuildIdaho.org has developed partnerships designed to provide students with easy access to the tools they need to launch a career in the construction industry. Through this partnership, they can explore the various careers available in Idaho’s construction industry, identify any necessary training needed for their desired career path, locate training programs, requirements, and funding information, and receive access to job placement tools. Would you like us to come to your classroom and talk to your students about careers in construction? Use the "Contact Us" form below to request a visit!
There is an immense sense of accomplishment when a person helps build a tangible part of their community. Your advice to students will help them decide what they want to do with their lives. A career in construction may be the best decision they'll ever make.
* Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.
** Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.