Careers in Construction Month

Celebrate Construction in October

Careers in Construction Month (CICM) is a nationwide campaign held every October to increase public awareness of construction careers, inspire the next generation of craft professionals and showcase the positive impact a fulfilling career in construction can have on individuals and communities.

Get involved

Spread awareness of career opportunities! Submit an official proclamation request in your state to proclaim October as CICM.

Pledge to make an industry and education connection to reach students and shape positive perceptions of construction.

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Take The Pledge

Together, we can spread the word about the wide range of successful and lucrative construction career paths while promoting the benefits of a fulfilling career in construction. Our goal is to encourage both industry representatives and educators to create meaningful connections.

Take the pledge to participate in at least one classroom engagement, either virtual or in person. For example:

  • Present to a local middle or high school about construction careers
  • Share your professional story to students on a live zoom meeting
  • Provide a tour of a construction site
  • Distribute informative resources about the skilled trades

Need help? Click the photo to the left for a detailed PowerPoint to aid you in your classroom presentations. 

All pledge participants will be entered into a drawing for one of five $1,000 scholarships to be given to a secondary craft training program of your choice. Eligibility requirements apply. 

Join our list of pledged organizations by signing the pledge below.

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Proclaim October as Careers in Construction Month

Get your state on the map

Every year, U.S. citizens are encouraged to submit a request to their state government to officially proclaim October as Careers in Construction Month and help raise awareness about the opportunities in the construction industry in their state. 

Any state resident can submit a proclamation request, including students! Individuals or groups who help to get CICM proclaimed in their state can submit their documentation to be entered into a Build Your Future prize drawing.

Thinking about filing a proclamation this year? Find the steps below:


1. Look up your state on the Proclamation 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.

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