High School Resources
BuildIllinois.com was created and developed by the Chicagoland Construction Education & Training Foundation, a subsidiary of the Chicagoland AGC. The goal of Build Illinois is to educate our students, young people, and individuals seeking new career opportunities on the benefits of choosing a career in construction.
The construction industry offers opportunities to build a strong career without sinking into student debt that can take decades to pay off. Skilled construction tradesworkers can earn higher starting salaries than the average college graduate. The earning potential in construction is virtually unlimited, with many specialties to choose from and multiple opportunities for fast-track advancement.
As part of our 2017 campaign, the Chicagoland Construction Education & Training Foundation delivered a series of 4 posters to over 500 Chicago area middle schools, high schools, and community colleges in an effort to increase awareness of the boundless opportunities offered by the construction industry. Since the release of these posters, a number of schools have contacted us to present at their career fairs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request copies of posters.
Visit the page to learn about the typical progressions of apprenticeships, different opportunities in the trades, and why construction might be the perfect career path for you.