Best Practice

Get Your State on the Map

Careers in Construction Month is a nationwide celebration and recognition of the career opportunities that exist in the construction industry. It occurs each October and is led by NCCER and its Build Your Future (BYF) initiative to increase public awareness and inspire the next generation of craft professionals. BYF is asking each state to support the industry by proclaiming October as Careers in Construction Month. To get started, use our Proclamations Guide to identify who you will contact and how to fill out a proclamation in your state and Where As Statements to use while proclaiming.

Recognizing October as Careers in Construction Month generates publicity for the construction industry and helps promote career opportunities to individuals who may not have otherwise considered construction as a career choice.

Download the map here

Classroom Activities

Teach our future workforce about all the benefits a career in construction can provide! BYF has shared the following hands-on activities to help industry, education and parents engage the 21st-century learner and promote careers in construction. These activities will provide awareness about construction-related careers and how this industry is embedded in everything we do.
Essay Contest

Math Quest

Art Gallery

Career Exploration

Community Connection

The construction industry has the incredible opportunity to provide a positive change in a community. Learn about how Robins & Morton and CARBO have partnered with local Millen, Georgia community leaders to educate and help those in need. Read this document to get an understanding of how you can start your very own local movement!

Career Day

Did you know that after a student attends a construction career day they are 80% more likely to be interested in a career in construction? Learn how to grab the next generation of craft professionals attention with our “how to” document and host your own construction career day.


BYF can support your recruitment needs with our informational pieces, trinkets, videos, fliers and famous craft professional trading cards! Keep in mind that we also offer the option to customize our pieces and tailor these to your organization’s goals. Contact Ashleigh Potuznik at for more information.

Indiana is a prime example of the success that a partnership could have. Click here to read about what this state has accomplished with it’s Build Your Future Indiana campaign and visit their website to learn more.

Customized Presentations

BYF will be offering a series of webinars to address any questions that an organization may have about our best practices. Fill out this form and a BYF representative will contact you to plan a presentation that will best fit your schedule and needs.