Careers in Construction Month

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, Careers in Construction Month is an annual month designated to increase public awareness and appreciation of construction craft professionals and the entire construction workforce; and
WHEREAS, during this month, employers, associations and schools are encouraged to conduct job fairs, panel discussions, and local community events to inform students of the vast employment opportunities in construction; and
WHEREAS, the construction industry is one of our nation’s largest industries, employing more than 5 million individuals in the U.S.; and
WHEREAS, we are pleased to honor construction craft professionals and the critical role they play in the development of the state of Alabama; and
WHEREAS, National Center for Construction Education & Research was created by the construction industry to standardize training and enhance the industry image by promoting the hard work and dedication of our nation’s craft professionals; and
WHEREAS, the mission of NCCER’s Build Your Future initiative is to narrow the skills gap by guiding America’s youth and displaced workers into opportunities that lead to long-term rewarding careers in construction; and
WHEREAS, the goal of the Build Your Future initiative is to shift the public’s negative perception about careers in the construction industry and provide a path for individuals to become craft professionals; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2017, as
Careers in Construction Month
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 1st day of October 2017.
Kay Ivey