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

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“The perception of the construction industry is that of hard hats and hammers, when in reality the construction industry offers many career opportunities beyond that of experienced trade labor including marketing, accounting, finance, engineering, superintendence, human resources and procurement.”

Mike Kaiman

Turner Construction Company

San Antonio, 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