Help your Child Succeed with a Career in Construction
Jobs in construction represent a broad range of skills and education levels, and the need goes beyond those who are passionate about working with their hands. There’s also a need for number crunchers, analytical thinkers, and natural leaders. These jobs are in high demand, and have quite the payoff! Sometimes your child may need a push in the right direction. If your son or daughter is struggling to pick a path for their future, consider a career in construction.
$4.7 billion dollars
Gov. Eric Holcomb launched a five-year $4.7 billion road maintenance and construction plan in 2017, ensuring the demand and sustainability of these careers.
$27,000 less average debt
According to Career School Now, the average undergraduate degree costs around $150,000 with more than 70% of students burdened with more than $37,000 of loan debt. Trade schools have an average cost of $33,000 and most students carry $10,000 of loan debt.
$8.2 billion in wages
Construction wages and salaries in 2017 totaled $436 billion in the United States, including $8.2 billion in Indiana.
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Discussion Guide – How to Start a Career in Construction
We understand that deciding “what comes next” after high school is a big step. We’ve created this discussion guide to help you and your child start the conversation and learn more about the many exciting opportunities in road construction.
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