For Teachers

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.

Encourage your students to check out careers and resources on this website, including scholarship opportunities!

The industry needs individuals with advanced degrees and training in business and computer-savvy positions — such as project managers, estimators and designers — as well as skilled trades specialists. A career in construction offers good pay and benefits, ability to continue education, potential to advance, and opportunities to be your own boss. Job opportunities are plentiful and expected to continue to increase 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 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 decide what they want to do with their lives. A career in construction may be the best decision they'll ever make.

Explore the Connecticut Pre-Apprenticeship High School Training Program to inform your students of the opportunities available to high school graduates interested in the Highway Construction Industry.

The no cost program is provided by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.  Upon completion of the program, exceptional students may be eligible for work based learning opportunities.  Interested Students can complete the Participant Self Assessment Form to be enrolled in the program.