Join us for CTE Month

NCCER and Build Your Future (BYF) are proud to celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) this February. CTE Month celebrates the extraordinary achievements and contributions of CTE programs, which prepare students for careers in today’s economy.

In support of the educators who advance our nation’s CTE programs, NCCER and BYF provide resources to educate the public about CTE’s role in training and developing the next generation of skilled professionals. Learn more about NCCER’s support for CTE at


NCCER’s Construction Career Pathways initiative was created to provide successful career paths for America’s youth through construction industry and education partnerships.To drive this collaboration, NCCER offers numerous resources, including best practice profiles, guidance documents and a connection map.


NCCER’s connection map was created to help connect construction industry members and CTE educators. The map originated from survey responses at NCCER’s 2014 Construction Career Pathways Conference and provides resources needed to make meaningful education-to-industry connections in local areas.


NCCER and BYF offer the following videos to promote careers in construction:

What If?” is a three-part video series with 90-second commercials established to create an emotional connection with the industry.

Inside the Hard Hat” features four videos with footage and information from some of the most exciting construction careers.

How to Start a Career in Construction” details the steps to take for those interested in working in construction.

Credentials Matter” highlights how construction careers begin with high school CTE programs.

Check out our featured videos.

Featured Events


New Hampshire Career Days

More than 1,200 students attended this year’s event.

Over the course of two days, students interacted with employers and associations to learn more about careers in construction. Each year, the event brings innovative approaches and interactive activities to s…

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Dallas Career Day

October 29th was a Hit.

Running alongside the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, the NASCAR Nationwide race at Texas Motor Speedway, the Dallas Career Day gave over 1,300 students a chance to see the world of construction. Featuring area employers and organization…

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