From the State of Connecticut

A Guide to Pursuing a Career in the Trades

Careers in the trades can offer a rewarding job with good pay and opportunities for growth. The Department of Consumer Protection has created this step-by-step informational guide to answer your questions about pursuing a career in the skilled trades.


CT Department of Labor

Employment & Training Services

Building & Construction Trades

Construction Career Resources from Build Your Future

Build Your Future

Craft Labor Map see skilled trade demand in CT.

Personality Quiz: Ever Wondered Which Construction Craft Matches Your Personality?

Construction Careers: Sort by Interests and Skills

Career Path: Discover how to reach a dream job


ACE Mentorship Program

A free, award-winning, afterschool program designed to attract high school students into pursuing careers in the Architecture, Construction and Engineering industry, including skilled trades.

New Britain
New Haven

Female Focused


National Association of Women in Construction- provides education, community and advocacy for women.

The Women of LiUNA

Sisters in the Brotherhood

For Veterans

Veterans in Piping

Hiring For Heroes:

A nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.

Helmets to Hardhats:

Connects Veterans with Careers


Your military training allows you to receive FREE construction credentials from NCCER that will make you more marketable to employers.



The Construction Workforce Pipeline

PodCast from CT Technical Schools featuring CCIA President Don Shubert.

Young Contractors Council

CT Construction Job Board