College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management

College - Author 2

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 2

Construction Management Department

Degree - Author 2

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Philip Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The construction industry is facing dramatic challenges, specifically labor shortage. Due to a lack of skilled craftspeople working in the field, projects result in delays and increased project costs. Throughout the United States, construction companies are looking to find skilled workers to meet the projects workforce. In order to expose people to the construction industry, a presentation and survey was conducted amongst high school students. The concept consists of majority of high school students not being informed about the career opportunities in the construction industry. Consequently, by exposing students to the construction industry would benefit the industry itself and recent high school graduates. This research allowed us to build an understanding of the knowledge of potential apprentices. This paper presents data analysis and suggests how this information may be used in order to create a reliable workforce for the industry’s demand.

Ramirez-Valenzuela PB SP18.pdf (340 kB)
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