Careers in Construction Month

Train to be the best.

It’s estimated that the workforce demand will be 177,748 in Virginia by the year 2021. ABC Virginia has 903 apprentices this year to work towards that demand. Build Your Future has declared October as "Careers in Construction" month. Join us this month to help raise awareness of the opportunities in the construction industry and inspire the next generation of craft professionals.

If you are a student considering your initial career path, a seasoned veteran of the construction or any other industry, or an employer looking for ways to improve your employees’ skill set, our programs are a viable option for you. 


Host a Construction Career Day.

Do construction career events work? Yes! Check out the results that Build Your Future (BYF) has gathered during recent interactive regional career days:

• 55% viewed construction careers more favorable after the event
• 85% were more interested after learning about careers in construction
• 72% agreed that construction can offer huge earning potential
• 23% would like to pursue a career in construction after attending the event

Are you in construction?

Share how your company is celebrating Careers in Construction Month and tag us: #abcproud, #careersinconstruction and mention ABC Virginia.

Considering a career in construction?

Build Your Future provides an excellent resource for individuals interested in a career as a craft professional. Click the image to find out how you can go pro in construction.