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Opening Young Minds to the Construction Industry

Resources

INDUSTRY INITIATIVES:

Build Colorado:  THE source for workforce development

Construction Careers Now: Pre-apprenticeship program to enter the trades

Colorado Home Builders Academy: Elevating and supporting youth starting careers in home building

 

ASSOCIATIONS:

Hispanic Contractors of Colorado (HCC) Colorado’s Diversity Leader

Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Colorado

Colorado Building and Construction Trades Council

Colorado Contractors Association

 

LABOR MARKET DATA, CAREER PATHWAYS, AND SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS:

Talent Pipeline Report 

Colorado State University Labor Study

Talent FOUND and CO Talent Dashboard

Colorado LMI Gateway

CO Sector Partnership Information

WORKNOW

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)

Construction Education Foundation

 

COLORADO CAREER DEVELOPMENT TOOLS:

Connecting Colorado

My Colorado Journey

Skillful

 

COLORADO EDUCATION AND CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) SITES:

CTE Skilled Trades & Technical Sciences information

Career and Technical Student Organization, SkillsUSA

Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Initiatives: See overview. (content includes ICAP guidelines and resources, including Meaningful Career Conversations, Graduation Guidelines, Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness, Concurrent Enrollment, and more)

Emily Griffith Technical College: College of Trades, Industry, and Professional Studies

Colorado Community College System

Construction Industry Training Council (CITC)

Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM)

 

WORKFORCE CENTERS:

Connecting with Workforce Centers

 

NATIONAL SITES:

Build Your Future:  Content provides a path to training and job placement as a craft professional

NCCER: Content includes making career and technical education a priority in secondary schools

HBI: Changing Careers, Changing Lives

 

Why Choose Construction for Your Career!

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THE INDUSTRY

More than 7.2 million Americans are employed in the construction trades

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THE DEMAND

45,000 new skilled trades workers are needed in Colorado by 2027 – 25% growth rate

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THE OPPORTUNITY

Apprenticeship opportunities to earn while you learn with no student loan debt

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THE EARNINGS

The average median annual industry salary in Colorado is $61,559 plus benefits

Testimonials

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