Posted September 2, 2020

NCCER and BYF celebrate Careers in Construction Month in 2020

October campaign will run in 39 states and counting. 

Spearheaded by NCCER and Build Your Future (BYF), the eighth annual Careers in Construction Month (CICM) will return this October. The campaign was launched to increase public awareness, inspire the next generation of craft professionals and make an impact on the perceptions of a career in construction.

To date, 39 states have filed proclamation requests and are ready to begin celebrating rewarding careers and recognizing the men and women who build America.

Although construction offers job satisfaction, lucrative salaries and high skills, it is facing a critical shortage of workers. To help build a pipeline of talent, BYF is encouraging partnerships between industry and education this CICM.

In 2020, BYF is asking the construction industry to pledge their support and make a dedicated effort to connect with students during the week of October 19-23, both virtually or in-person.

For signing the pledge, companies will receive access to exclusive resources, including a website scavenger hunt, Tips and Tricks for Connecting with Schools guide and social media images.

Companies will also be entered into a drawing to win one of three $5,000 scholarships given to the construction craft training program of their choice. More information can be found at