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Construction Career Day events are workforce development tools which introduce high school students to the transportation construction industry and support the pipeline that will provide the professionals of tomorrow. The CCD events have successfully promoted the transportation construction industry and the careers it offers. Since 1999, 497,872 students have participated in CCD events.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) named the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center (URITC) the National Construction Career Days Center.

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The Need for New Workers

Jeff Cathcart, a technical advisor for the National Construction Career Days Center (NCCDC), was recently a guest on the LTAP/TTAP monthly podcast. Jeff discussed how and why the CCD program was created and how it is helping prepare a labor force for careers in the construction industry.

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  • There will be 1 million new jobs in the construction industry by 2016
  • The construction industry employs more than 7.7 million people in the US
  • The average age of workers in the skilled trades nationwide is 48
  • Baby boomers (born 1945-1950) will start retiring in 2010-2015
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