Parents and Teachers

Guiding Today’s

Youth To Success

All parents want their children to be happy, healthy, and successful, both as children and as adults. As a parent, you play a vital role in guiding them along the right path. Teachers also guide students and want them to be successful. As a teacher, you understand the challenges and the anxiety many young adults experience as they face choices about their future.

All across Texas, commercial building firms are providing opportunities. Whether it’s in an office or on a busy job site, there are exciting possibilities. During the next three years, the construction industry will need additional workers to cover new work and a retiring workforce. Texas is in high demand for craft professionals. Craft Labor Map – Texas 2022



National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) established Build Your Future (BYF) in 1996 as an industry image enhancement and recruitment initiative. Check out this beneficial resource: BYF.
Students and young adults are encouraged to explore all the options, but for many, construction is a solid choice. For students, a path to success can start with a career and technical education (CTE) program in high school. The Construction Careers Academy in San Antonio is just one example.

For young adults still anxious about an uncertain future, know there are many high-paying positions with generous benefits available throughout the state. “In 2018 — the most recent year wage data is available — the average construction worker in Texas earned over $65,000,”  Express News > Business > Job Growth


Building schools, hospitals, sports stadiums, and more is exciting, rewarding  work. Join us!

Jonathan Torres

AGC South Texas Member, Construction Leadership Council Board Member

“Our goal is to create a future for our industry and to ensure that we continue to be an extremely diverse community of individuals working together for common purpose.”

Facility Solutions Group
Corpus Christi, Texas

Laura Malek

Preconstruction Manager

“Living and working in a fast growing city has provided me with a fulfilling career – one which has enabled me to be part of a hard working team, striving to elevate our community through new and exciting buildings in the education, healthcare and housing sectors. The Construction Industry not only encourages careers in leadership and team building, but it also fosters strong relationships within the community and beyond. Working in construction is not just a career – it’s an extended family.”

Bartlett Cocke General Contractors
Austin, Texas

David Fultz

Senior Vice President

“I believe that the construction industry provides such a unique career experience that is hard to match in any other industry. We get to interact with such a broad spectrum of companies and individuals that uniquely contribute to building incredible facilities. Not many professions get to see such a tangible outcome of their hard work. We get to see buildings that we collaborated to bring into existence – offices, hospitals, schools, data centers, etc. – paint the skyline of the cities we live in. When you couple that with the training and career development opportunities that exist within the construction industry, it yields an incredible passion for what you do.”

Fort Worth TDIndustries
Fort Worth, Texas

16- and 17-year-old

Students Working Construction

The number one thing students, parents, and teachers need to know about working construction as a minor (less than 18 years old) is what not to do. Go to DOL Youth Rules – Know the Limits. More information for students, parents, and teachers can be found at Youth Rules! and Young Workers – Construction: Build a Safe Work Foundation.

Those who are 16- or 17 years old can work a job that is not declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labor. See DOL fact sheets: Fact Sheet #74 and Fact Sheet #34.

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