‘Build Your Future’ Expands to Indiana to Help Close the Construction Skills Gap

With construction companies expected to hire more than 61,000 workers in Indiana through 2017, a new partnership between Build Your Future (BYF) and the Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation is committed to meeting the demand for qualified craft professionals while helping individuals achieve their career goals. Build Your Future Indiana is a unique collaboration of employers, state agencies and industry associations that encourages residents to learn about construction careers and training opportunities now emerging in the state and to qualify for and obtain careers in these high-demand occupations.

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NHS Prep Academy Job Fair

The 3rd Annual Job Fair for the Construction Prep Academy was a huge success!   The contractors were eager to meet young people interested in pursuing construction as a career.  Students took this networking opportunity seriously and were well prepared for their interviews.  All sixteen of the Indianapolis-based ABC students were given three interviews by the fifteen companies represented.

The companies that participated were:

  • Baumgartner & Co. Asphalt
  • Brandt Construction
  • Commercial Trade Source
  • Dilling Mechanical
  • Emergent Construction
  • Ferrer Mechanical Services
  • Fluid Waste Services
  • Fredericks, Inc., Contractors
  • Gaylor Electric
  • Glenmark Construction
  • Gordon Plumbing
  • Kemna Masonry Restoration
  • Merritt Contracting
  • Myers Construction
  • Tech Trades

In just over one week, there have been eleven job offers and numerous second interviews scheduled. Three students have already accepted positions and will be starting their career in construction as soon as they graduate!