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Build Your Future

Build Your Future is an initiative sponsored by NCCER with the mission to narrow the skills gap by guiding America’s youth and displaced workers into opportunities for advanced education and training, leading to long-term rewarding careers in construction.  BYI seeks to:

  • Make career and technical education a priority in secondary schools
  • Shift the public’s negative perception about careers in the construction industry to reflect the wide range of professions available
  • Provide a path from ambition, to training, to job placement as a craft professional

 

Construction companies in Indiana will need to hire more than 61,000 workers over the next two years.  This alarming statistic is why the Indiana Construction Roundtable...
April 27, 2016
Who's responsible for erasing America's shortage of skilled workers?  That is the question posed by The Atlantic last month in a story on why our workforce suffers from...
October 28, 2015
According to recent data from the Construction Labor Market Analyzer, the construction industry will need 1.5 million additional craft professionals by 2019.  To highlight...
June 29, 2015
Each year, NCCER and Build Your Future (BYF) are proud to celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in February.  CTE Month celebrates the extraordinary...
February 20, 2015
After more than thirty years in the construction industry, it’s time for me to step aside to make room for the next generation, and I must say I’m encouraged by what I see.As I...
December 18, 2014
As we reflect on Veterans Day this week, most of us think about the countless blessings we have because of the sacrifice and service of our country’s brave men and women. ...
November 12, 2014
Those of us in the construction industry are aware of the vast opportunities that exist for individuals who are willing to build.  October is Careers in Construction Month,...
September 18, 2014
Originally posted on Marekbros.com.The Build Your Future (BYF) initiative along with various industry partners are excited to announce that they have teamed up in San Antonio to...
April 02, 2014
Recent reports and studies have found that public education’s focus on 4-year college degrees has led to diminished emphasis on Career and Technical Education (CTE).  But...
February 07, 2014