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Celebrating Careers in Construction Month Accomplishments

The Construction Careers Council is proud to have excelled in another Careers in Construction Month – a national campaign focused on increasing public awareness for construction careers and inspiring the next generation of professionals.

A standout accomplishment this year was the 13 Construction Traveling Roadshows the council organized on behalf of a larger national effort. These events gave employers the opportunity to visit schools and present their profession, career path, and host a live demonstration of their daily work.

Over 400 students partook in these roadshows across four West Michigan Counties. With the construction field increasing by 4.2 percent in 2022, engagement in the field is critical. Necessary growth in the construction trades is why the council also participated in Construction Inclusion Week Oct. 17 - 21, focusing on diversity and inclusion within the trade to promote its growth.

The council’s emphasis on diversity at their Godwin Heights High School roadshow did just that, earning a spotlight in the School’s News Network titled “Framing the Future.” The article noted that students received a hands-on introduction to construction that engaged them in a future career potential. “I am interested (in construction),” Godwin Heights student Ricardo Ornella told Joanne Bailey-Boorsma of School News Network. “I like knowing that you are helping people whether constructing their home or keeping others safe while working.”

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