Hear from real construction professionals in Chattanooga in this testimonial video!
High workforce demand in the construction industry has increased pay scales for professionals in the trades. Get a well-paying career with opportunities for advancement right out of high school.
REAL PEOPLE / REAL SUCCESS
Listen to the experiences of construction workers in Chattanooga
in their testimonial videos!
The Construction Industry’s Needs
The average age of a construction tradesman is approximately 49, and for every person being trained in construction trades, five people are retiring. Nationally, the industry will need 3 million construction workers by 2028.
Concerted effort to create awareness of careers in construction
Centralized hub of information to better navigate training opportunities and job connections
Training space for construction programs and other post-secondary workforce training space
Work-based learning opportunities for high school students
Construction certification programs and consistent curriculum for high school students across region
Better connectivity between industry and candidates
More exposure to innovation and new technology to create better efficiencies to meet workforce deficiencies
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.*
|Heavy Equipment Operator||$60,828|
|Sheet Metal Worker||$58,160|