Construction careers offer college credit and high job placement opportunities without the debt

Society has promoted that obtaining a degree from a college or university is the only way to have a successful career. This is simply not true. Trades training also leads to a successful career and College credit can be earned through trades apprenticeship programs.

  • Educators at all levels are recognizing that employers need employees with skill sets that the conventional four-year college degree does not provide. – National Career Development Association

Learn More:

Understand the skilled trades educational opportunities available within your region and begin to provide this information simultaneously with four year opportunities (i.e., apprenticeship or on-the-job-training).  Participate in one of our educators’ informational events to learn more about the great opportunities that the construction industry has to offer…e-mail

If you would like to learn more about careers in construction for your students visit the Your Future Career website.

Get Involved:

Invite us to come to your classroom.  We bring a fun, engaging activity with community volunteers into the classroom to introduce the importance of math and science in the world of construction.  Contact us for more information.

Be Proactive:

  • Attend one of our informative Workforce Development events with other teachers or guidance counselors
  • Schedule a one-on-one phone call or meeting with us to review our program offerings.
  • Request literature from us about our educational programs and make them readily available to your students.
  1. Annually, the Ohio Valley Construction education foundation awards multiple scholarships up to $2,500 for high school seniors pursuing careers in the construction industry.  Construction employers all over the nation fund this scholarship through our We Build the USA challenge.  For more information on this scholarship offer, visit
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