Better Infrastructure.
Better Careers.
Better Communities.

At Work IN Roads, we are committed to fostering a brighter future for our communities. We believe we can do that by supporting the constant needs of companies with a pipeline of talent filled with the next generation of skilled trades as well as professional services. 

What We Do

Work IN Roads is a collaborative initiative between government agencies, associations, and businesses aimed at supporting those who work in building our state’s infrastructure. We work with schools and educators to help inform Hoosier students about the diverse career paths available in the construction industry. The Work IN Roads Foundation is focused on funding efforts to increase awareness, provide resources and connect students to employers.

Why It Matters


High Demand

78% of firms in the U.S. report difficulties filling salaried and hourly craft worker positions.


Competitive Pay

In May 2023, per the United States Department of Labor (UDOL) Highway, Street and Bridge construction annual median wages was $51,620.


Job Security

2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) that provides $7 billion in Federal formual funding over 5 years for Indiana highways and bridges. In 2024 the Indiana Department of Transportation planned $810 million dollars of work on our state’s highways.


“Our program numbers have gone through the roof”

We are starting to pick up speed with Franklin Central students finding internships and career opportunities in all parts of the construction industry. Our program numbers have gone through the roof with over 600 students signed up for construction pathway courses in 2024-25.

Brian Schroll
Technology Instructor, Franklin Central H.S.
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