Construction Industry Council

The Construction Industry Council is made up of area construction professionals and educators who work together to bring more students into the construction fields, producing the next generation of architects, craftspeople and skilled and semiskilled tradespeople. There are not enough people going into the skilled trades to fill positions left vacant when employees leave. These jobs offer lucrative career opportunities for young people emerging into the current workforce. Addressing the heavy demand for skilled workers is a Chamber priority. Council meetings focus on topics relevant to construction industry professionals and on strategies to promote the industry to the emerging workforce.

For more information, please contact Rodessa Mitchell at (336) 728-9222.


Construction Career Days 2017


W-S Fairgrounds & Education Building
November 7 & 8, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To address the skilled workforce shortage the Chamber’s Construction Industry Council, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation is hosting a two-day Construction Career Days event. About 1,200 students from Forsyth and 14 surrounding counties attend.  The event purpose is to expose high school students to the vast array of exciting opportunities and career paths available in the industry. We want students to learn about the latest equipment, tools, and industry innovations through interactive, hands-on activities, the operation of heavy equipment, and one-on-one conversations with skilled – trade professionals and educators.

The skilled labor shortage is getting more and more severe and the community can do more to fill the pipeline.  Help us market your industry to high school students from across the region as follows:

  • Businesses are needed to provide exhibits and hands-on activities that engage students in fun and informative exercises;
  • Colleges and Universities that offer construction-related training and education are also invited to participate;
  • Sponsorships are needed to help cover event expenses.


To download the information/registration document, CLICK HERE

To register online, CLICK HERE


2017 Event Presenting Sponsors

2017 Event Partners

2017 Gold Sponsor

2017 Silver Sponsor

2017 Bronze Sponsor

2017 Habitat Build Sponsor

2017 Scholarship Sponsor