As more people relocate to or visit Florida, the demand for qualified construction workers grows. The booming population calls for additional housing, business expansion and improved roadways. Rapid population growth and expansion requires skilled workers, so now is the time to join the construction industry.
Transportation industry officials responded in 1999 by creating Construction Career Days. The nationwide educational outreach program is designed to cultivate interest in high school students for the wide variety of skilled construction careers. The local events give students the chance to get a feel for the field by participating in activities like operating machinery and speaking to experienced industry veterans.
CCD events are organized by transportation industry partners from the public and private sectors. Nearly all 50 states hold at least one CCD event. Currently Florida holds CCD events in the Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Tampa and Orlando areas.
Partner agencies and organizations responsible for the event include the Florida Department of Transportation, the Florida Transportation Builders Association, the Suncoast Utility Contractors Association, the National Association of Women in Construction and the Federal Highway Administration.
As you explore this website, we hope that you, too, may consider a career in the rapidly expanding construction industry.