Construction Careers in Illinois are in high demand.

Your advice and counsel is critical to students as they graduate and pursue a career.

The construction industry offers ever-evolving, dynamic career opportunities for students who want to enter the workforce immediately after high school and for those who want to pursue college degrees.

While the industry needs individuals with advanced degrees and training in business and computer-savvy positions - such as project managers, estimators and designers - there is a great need for skilled trades specialists.  Interested candidates can "earn as they learn" as a construction career   offers attractive pay and top-notch benefits.  Tradesworkers also have the ability to continue education, the potential to advance, and opportunities to be thier own boss. Opportunities for construction jobs in Illinois  are plentiful and expected to increase significantly in the coming years.

We especially encourage students who have a strong interest and aptitude in math, science, and technologies to pursue careers in construction. From construction management degree programs at world-renowned universities to construction apprenticeship programs and trade schools, educational opportunities in construction are plentiful and varied.

There is an amazing sense of accomplishment achieved when a person helps design or build a stadium, bridge, high rise, or hospital. Your advice to students will help them envision their future. A construction career  may be the best decision they'll ever make.

The Builders Education & Training Foundation wants to help your students get their construction careers started. Encourage your students to check out the videos and resources on this website. Feel free to contact us to obtain more information about construction careers in Illinois and construction  careers in Chicago, or to locate a construction professional to come to your school to speak with interested students.