Construction Careers

Construction is an essential profession in our society. The integrity of the structures in which we conduct our lives -- our schools, churches, hospitals, offices, highways, and homes -- are dependent upon the construction industry successfully attracting bright and motivated young men and women to build those structures.

Wage and benefit packages in the industry for qualified journeymen can easily compete with those offered by most other industries. For example, construction laborers average $14 to $20 per hour, while higher-skilled electricians enjoy averages ranging from $18 to $30 per hour. In addition, building contractors who provide health insurance, retirement plans, and vacations are among the majority of the industry’s employers.

CCACurrent high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to enroll in BCA’s annual Construction Career Academy held in March at Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne campus to learn about construction trades and network with dozens of local construction employers (contractors). Enrollment needs to be coordinated through school administrators, so ask your high school guidance counselor or teacher about the BCA CCA if interested!

2022 Construction Career Academy Wrap Up


  • 80% of new skilled-trade jobs require less than a year of schooling.
  • Nearly 80% of construction businesses are struggling to fill skilled labor positions.
  • Average starting salary of the skilled trade worker is $48,110.

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 EARN (Employment Aid Readiness Network) Indiana revamped the existing State of Indiana work-study program. Students with financial needs have access to resume-building, experiential, and paid internships, while employers receive State of Indiana matching funds in exchange for hiring these students. is a free internship-matching program that links employers, students, colleges, and universities. It is a dynamic, searchable database, matching, and reporting system coupled with personal assistance—including a toll-free hotline to answer questions and provide internship guidance and resource materials. The goal is to help create or expand high-quality experiential opportunities within Indiana.