Careers in Construction Month

Coming October 2022

Careers in Construction Month (CICM) is a nationwide campaign held every October to increase public awareness of construction careers, inspire the next generation of craft professionals and make an impact on the perceptions of a career in construction.  

In 2021, supporting organizations celebrated by submitting a proclamation, signing the CICM pledge, spreading the word on social and participating in the I BUILT THIS! video contest.

Spread awareness of career opportunities! Submit an official proclamation in your state to proclaim October as CICM.

Pledge to make an industry and education connection to reach students and shape positive perceptions of construction.

The I BUILT THIS! video contest gives aspiring craft professionals or instructors an opportunity to showcase their projects.

Download our social media guide and graphics kit for content ideas, images and more!

the cicm pledge

In 2021, we asked educators and industry members to create meaningful connections during the month of October.   

Organizations who signed the pledge received an entry into a drawing to win one of four $5,000 scholarships to be given to the secondary construction craft training program of their choice.

In 2021, the organizations who won this drawing were

View the full list of pledged organizations.

Proclaim October as Careers in Construction Month

We Proclaimed 2021

Map last updated 10/31/2021.

States across the country filed an official proclamation in October. In a record-breaking year, 47 states and U.S. territories filed a proclamation.

Thinking about filing a proclamation next year? Find the steps below:

1. Look up your state on the guide to find your governor’s website and proclamation information. Use our sample “Where-As” statements to help fill out the proclamation request.

2. Let us know when you file your proclamation by emailing us at, and we’ll mark your state on our map. Be sure to tell us your name, filing organization and state.