"Due to an aging workforce and public misconceptions about the construction industry, we've seen a steady decline in the number of individuals entering the construction workforce."
The We Build the USA mission is to promote careers in construction, recognize the outstanding work of America’s skilled trades’ people, and reward future workers with scholarships. This is a nationwide challenge to promote the value of individuals pursuing careers in construction.
Across the Nation, leading construction companies have been participating by completing a “we build” project, donating $500 to our careers in construction scholarship fund, and passing on the challenge to fellow construction companies. Help us to keep the momentum, and take the challenge! Visit www.webuildtheusa.org for additional information.
As a construction professional, you have a unique perspective about the industry that proves valuable for young students. Options for your company to get involved include We Build the USA, Building MAS Skills, High School Career Presentations, and Program Advisory Committee’s.
Members of the business and industry community are encouraged to serve on a college or high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program Advisory Committee.
Advisory committees can be established for a single workforce education program such as Welding Technology or for all of the CTE programs at a school district. Advisory committees typically meet two to three times per academic year to assist educators in developing, maintaining, and evaluating workforce education programs and courses.
So why do schools need advisory committees? In addition to complying with Federal and State regulations, having a venue that can assist educators to better understand the workforce training needs and employment opportunities for their students.
Committee members can assist schools in various matters such as reviewing curriculum, evaluating classroom and laboratory facilities, serving as a classroom speaker, arranging for field trips, creating student internship opportunities, assisting with supplemental funding, donating supplies and equipment, etc. Serving on an advisory committee lets school districts know how important they are to the community. If you’re interested, click the envelope below to e-mail our Outreach Coordinator.