Preparing Students for Careers Without a College Degree

If you are an educator looking for the most optimal ways to help your students succeed after graduation, when they are not going to college, consider educating them on careers in road building. With a career in construction, it’s easier than ever to find worthwhile careers without earning a college degree. 

Why Students Need Help Preparing for a Career without a College Degree

With the rising cost of college, there has never been a better time to ensure your students are aware of potential career routes that do not require a degree. Road building is a fantastic industry to expose students to. 

With Its high median salaries and low barrier of entry, it could be the perfect fit for a student not pursuing college. However, many students aren’t aware of the possibilities and need their teachers to help guide them in the right direction. This is why it is crucial to have schools teaching their students about civil construction jobs.

What is a Career in Road Building?

Road construction is the process of building and repairing streets, roads, highways, freeways, and bridges. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry that employs millions of people. Without road construction, we wouldn’t be able to drive our cars, or trucks, or even use public transportation. Road construction is an important part of our economy and infrastructure.

A career in road building means job security, a rewarding future, and a chance to build things that progress our state forward.

Why Get Students Into Road Building?

Road building is a career that anyone can go into, even if you don’t have a college degree. The only requirements for a career in road building are a high school diploma and a clean driving record. 

A career in road building can also be a very rewarding career as they are given the chance to do work that truly matters. With high median salaries and the constant opportunity to advance in the field, we highly recommend schools provide and teach this information to their students.

How Road Building is Giving Kids All the Tools They Need to be Successful

When a student has made the decision not to attend college, they can overwhelm with the idea of what to do next. Exposing them to the road-building industry gives them a pathway built to help them succeed.

With fantastic earning potential and promising future employment statistics, it is a great field to show to high schoolers.

How Work In Roads Can Help

Work In Roads is a collaborative initiative between government agencies, associations, and businesses. Aimed at supporting those who contribute to Indiana’s infrastructure. Informing Hoosiers about the many career paths available in the road construction industry. 

Work In Roads is committed to attracting a more diverse and inclusive workforce to this growing industry. By providing career exploration opportunities and resources for job seekers, educators, and community-based organizations.

We are currently helping schools across the state begin teaching civil construction to their teachers. Who will in turn teach it to students. It is a great way to help students and broaden your school’s capabilities.