Case Construction Equipment is one of the sponsors of the 2008 “Build Your Future” campaign. This national education and recruitment program increases awareness of the careers available in the construction industry. The campaign is a project of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), a not-for-profit education foundation committed to develop industry-driven craft training programs and help address workforce shortage issues in the construction industry.
As part of its sponsorship, Case is helping NCCER develop educational materials and expand the “Build Your Future” campaign nationwide.
“Through our sponsorship of the ’Build Your Future’ campaign and our involvement in similar causes, Case supports the next generation of construction industry professionals who will build America’s roads, bridges, schools, homes and infrastructure,” said Jim Hasler, vice president, Case Construction Equipment.
Case also supports the Chicago Children’s Museum’s “Skyline Exhibit,” which illustrates the use of technology in the construction industry and engages future engineers, architects and equipment operators in hands-on construction project work.
The “Build Your Future” campaign includes “Careers in Construction Week,” which takes place Oct. 13 to 17, 2008. “Careers in Construction Week” is designed to increase public awareness of the contributions of America’s construction professionals, and increase student interest in pursuing careers in construction. Schools, contractors and local organizations partner to host construction career events and programs during the week. These events allow students and contractors to speak directly to each other about employment opportunities.
The “Build Your Future” campaign also includes a comprehensive career Web site where students can post resumes and search online for jobs in the construction industry. This site receives approximately three million hits each year.
For more information, call 888/622-3720 or visit www.careers.nccer.org.