MISSISSIPPI LEADS WAY IN DECLARING CONSTRUCTION MONTH
OBSERVANCE WILL HIGHLIGHT REWARDING CAREERS IN STATE’S GROWING CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
- August 3, 2018
PEARL ― Mississippi is leading again as one of the first states to proclaim October as National Careers in Construction Month.
Spearheaded by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and declared by Gov. Phil Bryant as an official, month-long observance in Mississippi, the annual initiative includes a broad range of partners aggressively working to combat shortages of craft professionals across the country.
“We are inviting all student members and local associations to join us in celebrating Careers in Construction Month in October,” said MCEF President Mike Barkett. “Now more than ever is the time to promote craft careers as we work to meet the demands of the state’s growing construction industry.”
MCEF is the state’s leading provider of craft training in high schools, community colleges and apprenticeship programs and partners with the state Department of Education to deliver training to 5,000 high school students enrolled in more than 100 career and technical education centers. MCEF also has articulation agreements with 15 community colleges that enable graduates of the organization’s four-year apprentice program to receive up to 32 academic hours.
The mission of the non-profit MCEF is to promote careers, recruit capable individuals and train a quality workforce for the construction and manufacturing industries in the state of Mississippi. MCEF also offers workforce training and credentialing in construction, industrial maintenance and manufacturing trades.
“Careers in Construction Month” is an initiative of NCCER and Build Your Future ― Click here for details.