Industry-Educator Partnerships

Industry-Educator Partnerships are focused on connecting the construction industry with local schools, educators and administrators to promote careers and training in construction.

Meri Woods

Senior Director, Education Advancement and Credentialing
(703) 837-5366 |

Jo-Anne Torres

Manager, Professional Development & Continuing Education
(703) 837-5360 |

Career Days

Build Your Future aims to be the catalyst for recruiting the next generation of craft professionals. We provide a collaborative grassroots approach to construction workforce forecasting and development that includes recruitment, training, placement, retention and image enhancement strategies.

Build Your Future Resources
Construction career fairs and career days are events that bring together students, employers, and industry experts to share information on the career opportunities within construction. These events often include hands-on activities designed to attract young talent to the industry.

Existing Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

The Association for Career & Technical Education provides educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. ACTE hosts regional conferences to provide members with professional development, leadership development and networking opportunities closer to home.

Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) Regions
Advance CTE is the longest-standing national non-profit that represents State Directors and state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary and adult Career Technical Education (CTE) across all 50 states and U.S. territories. Advance CTE was formerly known as the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc).

CTE’s Career Clusters
CTE’s state director’s list

Construction Career Path

The National Center for Construction Education and Research is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created in 1996. It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry.

NCCER Construction Pathways Connection Map
Build Your Future aims to be the catalyst for recruiting the next generation of craft professionals. We provide a collaborative grassroots approach to construction workforce forecasting and development that includes recruitment, training, placement, retention and image enhancement strategies.

BYF Career Path
Build Wisconsin was created and developed by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin to educate high school students on the benefits of choosing a career in construction. Its mission is to provide services of the highest quality and value to its members to preserve and improve skill, responsibility and integrity in the construction industry.

Build Wisconsin Career Path
The mission of, is to help any job-seeker understand what it takes to find the perfect career, from the student trying to land that first job to the seasoned professional climbing the company ladder. They support every step along the way with resources that will help any job seeker find their dream position, write the perfect resume, nail the interview, and more.

Learn How to Become’s Construction Careers and Degrees

Dual Enrollment

The Georgia Department of Education Transition Career Partnerships (formerly Education Career Partnerships) is designed to prepare students for college and career opportunities leading students to postsecondary institutions for an industry recognized certification or licensure, an associate and/or higher college degree, and successful employment.
GA’s Move on When Ready Program

Higher Education

AGC Student Chapters exist at nearly 200 colleges and universities nationwide, preparing students for careers in project management, estimating, and engineering. AGC of America holds an annual meeting for all Student Chapter members and faculty during our Annual Convention, held each March.

AGC Student Chapters
Since 1970 the AGC Education and Research Foundation has provided more than $7.5 million in scholarships to nearly 3,000 students attending 190 colleges/universities. Applications are accepted each fall, with the winners announced the following spring. View the Scholarship page for instructions on how to apply.

AGC Education and Research Foundation

Mentor Programs

The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) helps mentor high school students and encourages them to pursue careers in the design and construction industries. AGC of America is a national supporter of this program.

ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc.

Student Construction Skills Organizations

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events, and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.


Work-Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeships

Work-based learning is one of 12 elements of high-quality CTE, defined in ACTE’s comprehensive, research-based Quality CTE Program of Study Framework. This element addresses the delivery of a continuum of work-based learning involving sustained, meaningful interactions with industry or community professionals that foster in-depth, firsthand engagement with the tasks required in a given career field.

ACTE Work Based Learning Best Practices
Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship program is a part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative. It is designed for high school students who want hands-on learning in an occupational area at a worksite along with classroom instruction.

Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship

Workforce Development Boards

Career  One Stop’s Workforce Development Board directs federal, state, and local funding to workforce development programs. They also oversee the American Job Centers, where job seekers can get employment information, find out about career development training opportunities, and connect to various programs in their area.

State/Local Workforce Development Boards