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CareersConstruction Month

Top Five In-Demand Skilled Trade Careers

You’ve probably heard about the many of benefits to working in construction including paid training, competitive wages, advancement opportunities and great benefits. But did you know that with increased demand for new buildings, roads, and other structures, the construction industry is expected to add 400,000 new jobs across the United States in the next decade?

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Meet the new Build Oregon

Welcome to the new Build Oregon—the ultimate hub for resources and information to inspire the next generation of construction workers. Debt-free career path. High wages. Sustainability. Sense of belonging. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? That’s what you get with...

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Build-Oregon June Newsletter

Finding Construction Related Resources in a Virtual World The school year ended a lot differently than most people anticipated. This included a shift to utilizing virtual based career learning activities. Given the nature of the sudden changes schools districts,...

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Build-Oregon May Newsletter

Changing Perceptions of Construction Careers One of the challenges the construction industry faces in recruiting and retaining the next generation of skilled workers is the negative perception that many people have of construction careers. For many people,...

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