Your advice and counsel is critical to students as they graduate and pursue a career.

The construction industry offers ever-evolving, dynamic career opportunities for students who want to enter the workforce immediately after high school and for those who want to pursue college degrees.

The industry needs individuals with advanced degrees and training in business and computer-savvy positions—such as project managers, estimators and designers—as well as skilled trades specialists. A career in construction offers good pay and benefits, the ability to continue education, the potential to advance and opportunities to be your own boss. Job opportunities are plentiful and expected to increase over 10% through 2016.

We especially encourage students who have a strong interest and aptitude in math, science and technologies to pursue careers in construction. From construction management degree programs at world-renowned universities to apprenticeship programs and trade schools, educational opportunities in construction are plentiful and varied.

There is an amazing sense of accomplishment achieved when a person helps design or build a stadium, bridge, high-rise or hospital. Your advice to students will help them decide what they want to do with their lives. A career in construction may be the best decision they'll ever make.

The Construction Industry Council wants to help your students get their construction career started. Encourage your students to check out the videos and resources on this website. If you are looking for a construction industry professional to visit your classroom or talk with a student, please contact us to help find a professional in your area.

The Construction Industry Council is built on these organizations and associations:

Providing resources for commercial vertical contractors of Nebraska.


Serving and representing Highway, Bridge, Grading and Utility Contractors.

Promoting the home building and remodeling industries in southeast Nebraska.


Representing contractors in mechanical construction of all sizes.


Advancing best practices for the success of the electrical industry.


Representing utility and excavation contractors from across Nebraska.


Serving and promoting the Nebraska concrete industry.

Promoting and educating the use of masonry construction.