Your advice and counsel is critical to students. You know your students best and this website is designed so that you know what our industry is looking for will think of our industry for anyone who demonstrates the follow attributes:
- internal motivation and competitiveness
- dynamic problem solving
- collaborative teamwork
We especially encourage you to refer students who also have the following skills:
- affinity to math, science, or practical technologies
- ability to learn by seeing and doing
- superior communication skills
Do these skills and attributes make you think of you honors students, your varsity athletes, or someone who you tutor after school?
It doesn't matter, the construction industry has something for everybody. We offer pathways to immediate careers or education to develop future managers and leaders. From construction management degree programs at world renowned universities to apprenticeship programs and trade schools, the opportunities in construction are plentiful and varied.
Want to know how to help your students discover the pathway to a construction career?
Contact us and we will help you:
- Plan a field trip for students to an active construction site to open their eyes to the amazing work being accomplished
- Create a career panel of junior employees from local employers to discuss their career paths
- Subscribe you and your colleagues to our Future Builders Newsletter to keep up with the latest projects (more below)
Additional Resources for Educators
Educator and Student Focused Industry Newsletter
The FUTURE BUILDERS: CAREER IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION INSIGHT & NEWS publication (delivered only 3 times per year) which offers real-world insight to educators on ways to inspire students to break into the commercial construction industry and provide resources on how to engage with the industry through project site tours, informational programs, internships, and more.
Contact Us for information on how to subscribe
James Brooks, Woodworking Teacher, Falmouth High School
Annette Cochran, Engineering Instructor at Doherty Memorial High School, Worcester
Peerayot Noummano, Carpentry Instructor, Taconic High School
Heidi Riccio, Superintendent, Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School
Diane Rose, CTE Director & Coop Coordinator, Dighton Rehoboth Regional High
Victor Santos, Coop Coordinator, Putnam Vocational Technical Academy, Springfield
Perino Watson, Vocational Teacher, Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
AGC MA Building Advancement Externship Program
The AGC MA Building Advancement Externship offers a unique professional development opportunity connecting educators directly to the construction industry. This program provides experiential learning led by many cutting-edge commercial construction professionals.
The externship was been designed to offer a background on the business of commercial construction, an overview of field training and safety programs, and information on project management and industry innovations.
See the Case Study about the 2021 Building Advancement Externship program!