Teaching Guides by Education Level

Elementary School

Students in grades K-5 can learn more about construction through books, hands-on activities, coloring pages, and fun videos.

Coloring Pages: http://www.getcoloringpages.com/construction-coloring-pages

Videos For Kids

Middle School

Students in grades 6-8 can learn more about construction through our provided tips and educational videos.

Explore the possible crafts and salaries in the construction industry.​

Attend a construction career day and experience hands-on learning.​

Discuss industrial, commercial, and residential construction, to learn the differences between these sectors and careers available.​

Research career and technical education (CTE) courses offered at local high schools. Speak with the high school guidance counselors to find out which CTE courses are offered and what steps students need to take to enroll in these courses.​

Explore nearby trade schools.

High School

Students grades 9-12 can explore the construction industry through our provided tips and education videos detailing how to start a career in construction, the opportunities in construction, and testimonials from real-life people.

Freshman/Sophomore

Enroll in career and technical education (CTE) courses with a construction or architecture focus. High school guidance counselors can provide information about which CTE courses are offered and what steps students need to take to enroll.

Research the difference between apprenticeship or craft training programs, technical or community colleges and four-year degrees. Students may be able to join a pre-apprenticeship once they are 16-years old to gain valuable hands-on experience.

Juniors

Enroll in or continue taking career and technical education (CTE) classes with a construction or architecture focus.

Discuss the differences between apprenticeship or craft training programs, technical or community colleges, and four-year degrees. Students planning on pursuing a four-year degree related to construction management should take the SAT or ACT to prepare for college applications.

Locate local pre-apprenticeship or craft training programs for on-the-job experience.

Explore the possible crafts and salaries available in the construction industry.

Seniors

Ensure students are on track to graduate at the end of the year by checking in with the school’s guidance counselor at the beginning of the year.

Explore possible crafts and salaries available in the construction industry.

Discuss the differences between the industrial, commercial and residential construction, and research the top companies in each sector for potential opportunities.

Enroll in or continue taking career and technical education (CTE) classes with a construction or architecture focus.

Prepare for and take the SAT or ACT if pursuing a four-year degree related to construction.

Review apprenticeship or craft training programs or technical or community college if pursuing construction education.

Consider contacting or visiting any options that are of interest to learn about the next steps and how to apply.

https://www.agc.org/learn/education-and-research-foundation/scholarship-program