Careers in Construction Month



  • The construction industry estimates it will need 9,000 new workers each year in Michigan.
  • Seven out of 10 construction jobs don’t require a bachelor’s degree.
  • The gender wage-gap in construction is much lower than other industries. Women earn 95.7% as much as men in construction, 14% more than the average across all industries.
  • Entry-level construction laborer jobs in West Michigan require no formal education and the median wage for this occupation is $17.14 per hour.

Careers in Construction Month is a nationwide campaign designed to increase public awareness of the opportunities available as a craft professional.

Start a Career in Construction

Construction Career Days

Construction Industry 101

Visit the Build your Future website to learn more about these careers (and many more!) available in the construction industry.

Employers! Sign the pledge.

Join us in signing the Build Your Future pledge and making a dedicated effort to connect with students during the week of October 19 – 23, 2020. By signing the pledge, you are showing your commitment to use either virtual or in-person classroom visits to share Build Your Future resources and help students explore careers in construction.