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, ability to continue education, potential to advance, and opportunities to be your own boss. There are 25,000+ construction jobs currently in South Dakota with an average salary of $45,247.
The Associated General Contractors of South Dakota (AGC) wants to help your students get their construction career started. Encourage your students to check out the videos and resources on this website. To obtain more information about construction careers or to locate a construction professionals to come to your school, contact AGC of SD’s Director of Workforce Development Margaret Pennock.