Enrollment is now open for adult learners to attend the

Construction Career Center in Fall 2022 


The Construction Career Center is an innovative model for vocational education with training, career counseling, and industry resources under one roof, bringing  employers closer to high school students and adult learners in construction.


Three Integrated Areas
of Focus



Hamilton County Vocational School for ​11th & 12th Grade

This is a dual enrollment program with Chattanooga State Community College / TCAT. Graduates will receive at least five certifications in construction, work-based learning, and career counseling.


TCAT Adult Construction Certification and Training

Certification training, instruction, and mentorship for adults interested in careers in construction.  Graduates are connected with construction employers.


AGC EAST TEnnessee’S Industry Business and Career Center

AGC East Tennessee will provide career counseling and placement services for students and candidates, and continuing education and business support for industry professionals.

Goals for the
Construction Career Center

Provide an avenue of success for students and adults gifted with an aptitude for construction careers.

Improve the quality and quantity of the regional construction workforce.

Create better awareness of career paths and opportunities in construction.

Enhance the perception of construction careers across the region.

Create more diversity and inclusion among the construction workforce and in business ownership.

Showcase and encourage technology and innovation in the construction industry.

OUR Metric for Success


100% placement FOR GRADUATES in A CONSTRUCTION job, union pathway or continuation in construction-related education



Construction is important work. Our students are the future builders of our cities and communities.

Construction employers and educators selected the curriculum to give students a broad and thorough understanding of the construction process. This rigorous curriculum, designed by the National Center for Construction Education & Research, will prepare students to be employment ready.

The Opportunity

Careers in construction trades can be lucrative and rewarding! Below are average national salaries for craftspeople
based on a survey from the National Center for Construction Education and Research.*​

Average National Salary*

Carpenter $56,877
Electrician $67,268
Heavy Equipment Operator $60,828
HVAC Technician $62,472
Ironworker $60,060
Mason $56,784
Pipefitter $62,697
Plumber $59,627
Rigger $57,084
Sheet Metal Worker $58,160
Surveyor $65,300
Welder $71,067

* These are national averages based on a NCCER craft salary survey from 2018 and do not reflect guaranteed salaries.

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