The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), Gainesville, FL, has set the annual national Careers in Construction Week for Oct. 13–17, 2008.
Careers in Construction Week is designed to increase public awareness of the hard work and contributions of our nation's craft professionals.
In addition, the week promotes recognition among parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and students of the rewarding career opportunities available in construction.
During the week, NCCER will also broadcast the 2008 Build Your Future career-awareness video, which is distributed free and features interviews from craft professionals who are already experiencing a rewarding construction career.
Contractors, schools and industry associations throughout the country will conduct career fairs and various construction-related activities to help promote construction-career opportunities in their communities.
All organizations planning an event during this week should submit their event online at careers.nccer.org.
NCCER provides an array of promotional materials to assist organizations in planning a successful week. Materials include a comprehensive Careers in Construction Week Planning Guide that is equipped with sample press releases, logos, proclamation templates, and suggested week activities. All materials are available for download from the NCCER Careers website at careers.nccer.org.