Helping guide construction careers
Educators play a key role in helping young adults choose a career in the construction trades. We’ve put together resources that we hope you’ll find helpful.
The Educator Externship program
The Educator Externship program is a two-week summer experience, where educators can gain hands-on learning experiences about many of the various careers available in the construction industry. Educators visit multiple construction company offices and jobsites to better understand the skills and competencies needed to perform occupations in the skilled trades, professional, and administrative arenas. Educators are required to complete informational interviews, maintain a reflective journal, and develop at least one lesson plan.
For more information, please visit the Willamette Education Service District.
The world of construction can serve as a rich learning opportunity for classrooms environments. A collection of lessons, activities, and projects are available assist educators in teaching young people about the construction field.
The construction industry and its many partners offer a wide range of support for construction training and education. See what scholarships are available to the young people in your life.
Even more resources
Build Oregon is just the beginning when it comes to resources to find your path in the construction industry. Check out these sites for even more help.