Careers in Construction Month

Coming October 2021

Every year, Build Your Future proclaims October as Careers in Construction Month! With nationwide support, we spread awareness of the career opportunities in the construction industry.

In 2020, supporting organizations celebrated by submitting a proclamation, spreading the word on social media, signing our CICM pledge and participating in the I BUILT THIS! video contest.

Check back soon with details on how to get involved in 2021.

Proclaim October as Careers in Construction Month

We Proclaimed in 2020

In 2020, 46 states and U.S. territories filed proclamations across the country. Want to get started for 2021? View the 2021 Proclamation Guide and instructions below to learn how to file a proclamation in your state!

Get Your State on the Map

Filing a proclamation is easy. Follow these steps:

  1. Look up your state on the guide to find your governor’s website and proclamation information. Use our sample “Where-As” statements to help fill out the proclamation request.
  2. Let us know when you file your proclamation by emailing us at, and we’ll mark your state on our map. Be sure to tell us your name, filing organization and state.
  3. Send us a photo of your official proclamation document, so we can share it on social media.

*map last updated 10/31/20

The CICM 2020 Pledge

In 2020, we asked our industry colleagues nationwide to make a dedicated effort to connect with students during the week of October 19 – 23. By signing the pledge, organizations displayed their commitment to use either virtual or in-person classroom visits to share BYF resources and help students explore careers in construction.

Organizations who signed the pledge received an entry into a drawing to win one of three $5,000 scholarships to be given to the secondary construction craft training program of their choice. In 2020, the organizations who won this drawing were Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida Gulf Coast, Ohio Ceiling and Partition (OCP) and Worley.

Pledged companies also received access to exclusive resources while gaining company exposure. Browse the pledged companies below.

Pledged Organizations