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Construction career day event draws big crowd of youth in Sacramento

A 'Construction Trades Day' in Sacramento brought in more than 1300 high school students according to the CBS Sacramento news. Students got to see all the different jobs in the industry. The construction industry brings high-demand, high paying jobs straight out of high school!  Apprenticeships and college opportunities also exist. The whole idea is to inspire young kids. Will you be attending the WNC Career Construction Day event at the Haywood Smoky Mountain Event Center in March of 2023?

Women in AEC

 AEC - Architecture, Engineering and Construction

Employment increased in the Asheville metro area 4.4% over the year ended September 2022

Change in nonfarm employment by metropolitan area,  September 2021 to September 2022, not seasonally adjusted

For Hispanic Heritage Month, the Construction program built a display of an Aztec Temple

  The Hammond Area Career Center (ACC) Construction program has been working diligently on a multitude of projects.  For Hispanic Heritage Month, the Construction program built a display of an Aztec Temple. The class as a whole put in a lot of effort to make the temple accurate and the details precise.  In addition to working on this project, the class is working on a project to honor veterans in the area.  This class allows time for individual as well as group projects.  The Construction class offers certification for OSHA as well as NCCER certification.  Students in this class earn six high school credits and have the opportunity to attend this program as both a junior and a senior.  The Construction class offers skills such as blueprint reading, framing, roofing, painting, and even cabinetry.  Students are able to intern with different companies in the area halfway through their second year in the program.  Students in this program are able to compete in SkillsUSA and are starting t

Federal Government - passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, increasing the possibility of upcoming construction jobs

  WHAM. Career fair educates others about employment opportunities in construction. WHAM. Published November 12, 2022. Accessed November 21, 2022. ‌

Asheville Region Star Jobs - Top 10 by Education - 2021 to 2028: Construction Managers

What are Star Jobs? North Carolina’s 5-Star Jobs represent occupations with the greatest projected employment potential through 2028.  Occupations were rated from 1-5 stars based on wages, projected growth rates, and projected job openings.  For a complete list of Star Jobs and explanation of the rating process, visit . Ref:

Finding Skilled Workers - A Barrier to Construction Growth

Building Design + Construction reminds us that finding skilled workers is a barrier to job growth in the construction profession.

The Heartbeat of Construction Jobs

  Construction Citizen shares the above BLS graph of the construction job openings rate & quits rate. In summary, construction jobs are growing while fewer are leaving the profession.

Construction Career Day 2019 - What was it like?

  Pre-COVID during the fall of 2019, high school students were introduced to construction employers, their equipment, demonstrations, and career opportunities. 800+ high school students attended from 10+ public school systems in WNC over two days.  Also students from 8 community colleges in WNC as well as university students. For more information or questions, please contact Nathan Ramsey at 828-251-7473 or  email 

What does a Construction Career Education Day Look Like?

Yahoo and ABC news in Arizona show us a video what a 'Construction Career Day' looks like!