Parents & Teachers


As your child’s greatest supporter, we recognize that you want what is best for them: to be healthy, happy and successful, both as children and as adults. As a parent you play an integral role in guiding them along the right path. As your child receives their high school diploma, we hope you encourage your child to explore the many careers in construction.

A construction career offers good pay and benefits, ability to continue education, potential to advance, and opportunities to be your own boss. In the next ten years, the construction industry will need additional workers to cover new work and a retiring workforce. And it’s not just careers in the skilled trades. Administrative, design, and construction management careers are all on the rise.

Your son or daughter might have what it takes to design or build the next stadium, bridge, high rise, or even your town’s next hospital. Help your child consider a construction career in Illinois and watch them build a successful future!


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 Chicagoland Construction 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.