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Capitol Tech Celebrates Careers in Construction Month

Careers in Construction Month proclamation

In accordance with the proclamation of October as Careers in Construction Month by Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, Capitol Technology University has pledged to celebrate by bringing awareness to the many job opportunities in one of the United States’ largest industries.

“As a university with many construction programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, we are proud to celebrate Careers in Construction Month this October,” said Dr. Brad Sims, President of Capitol Technology University. “Construction careers comprise an essential aspect of our nation’s economy. The industry is constantly in need of both college graduates who can manage projects, develop safety procedures, and handle behind-the-scenes business aspects of construction of this trillion dollar a year global industry and the many trade professionals building the vast array of facilities used by all.”

This nation-wide event, officially celebrated by nearly 25 states whose governors have officially proclaimed October as Careers in Construction Month, was started eight years ago by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) and Build Your Future (BYF). According to NCCER’s website, this “campaign was launched to increase public awareness, inspire the next generation of craft professionals and make an impact on the perceptions of a career in construction.” NCCER and BYF are jointly invested in increasing awareness of the many high-paying, rewarding, and secure careers available in the construction industry.

“My background in construction, which spans years, continents, and project types, allows me to confidently say that construction careers offer unlimited, well-paying job opportunities requiring apprenticeships, two-year, and four-year degrees working both indoors and outdoors,” said Dr. Sims. “While there are plenty of these jobs available, the construction industry offers life long careers and other essential roles making decisions about the information technology used, environmental impact caused, and safety measures in place for construction projects.”

If you’d like to get involved and celebrate on your own, participate in the sixth annual I BUILT THIS! video contest designed for high school and college students to highlight their building skills. The contest, sponsored by NCCER and BYF, has announced this year’s theme as “Construction is Everywhere!”. All entries are due by November 1, 2020.

Click here to learn more about the construction degrees offered by Capitol Tech in highly sought after fields such as Construction Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Construction Safety, Construction Science, and many more.