By: Sydney Paschall on August 21st, 2023
Free Event for Students Aims to Encourage Youth to Join Construction
NextGen is a group of dedicated individuals and professionals from ConstructConnect that are committed to inspiring the next generation of youth to consider and join the construction workforce. With a nationwide labor shortage and a frightening gap between the demand for workers and the number of qualified people searching for construction jobs, action must be taken to encourage students to enter this lucrative and diverse workforce.
To inspire and activate the next generation of builders, NextGen is hosting a free, one-hour "Day in the Life of an Estimator" workshop for middle, high, and trade school students. Taking place on September 13, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT, this virtual event will introduce students to this exciting career path, which boasts a great starting salary and can be worked remotely.
ConstructConnect Academy Presents NextGen Estimation
To get a sense of the demand and pay in the job field of construction estimation, here are some really interesting numbers. Since 2014, the role has grown by 25%, with 140,000 people in the United States currently employed as construction estimators. Fortunately, the number of women in the field has increased by nearly 50%, making up a total of 16%. When it comes to salary, Indeed has a range of pay from $53,000 to $140,000, with the average sitting at $85,000. Construction overall has over 400,000 job openings with wages continuing to rise.
What To Expect at NextGen Estimation:
-Introduction to construction estimation and see how buildings are first conceptualized and designed
-Learn about blueprints, cost estimation, and project management
-Interact with industry-leading technology that makes estimation more accessible
-Resources provided to learn more about preconstruction careers and industry training resources
The Future of the Construction Workforce
Let's unite together to foster students to build their skills and a brighter future! The world is waiting to see what they will create. Enroll your class in the NextGen Estimation hour today. If you are reading this and a teacher, educational instructor, or special person comes to mind, please share this with them and encourage them to enroll in this complimentary event.
The team hosting the NextGen Estimation is a group of diverse professionals, all from ConstructConnect. The team features members with roles in Customer Success, Product Training and Management, Content Marketing, and Media Design.
With members from all departments that have a wide array of incredible backgrounds and expertise, the NextGen team has truly put together a special offering to show just how cool a career in estimation can be while being living examples of those who can and should be looking into the construction industry!
The ConstructConnect Academy
NextGen is an extension of the ConstructConnect Academy, which has been providing biannual opportunities for learning, development, and industry insights since the spring of 2021. With multiple sessions per year, the Academy chooses to focus on and present the most relevant topics at the time, considering current industry news, product reveals, and more. In extremely exciting news, the ConstructConnect Academy is hosting its first-ever in-person event this fall from October 23rd to the 27th.
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