About Careers in Construction Colorado

Careers in Construction (CIC), established in 2015 by the Colorado Springs Housing & Building Association (CSHBA) and The Associated General Contractors- Colorado (AGC-C), is addressing the workforce shortage and dropout rates in El Paso County by putting skilled vocational education back in high schools. Due to tremendous program growth, in 2019, Careers in Construction Colorado (CICC) was formed, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serving as the governing entity of the CIC program.

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Careers in Construction Colorado is funded by the construction industry through a funding mechanism, the Building Futures Fund, as well as donations and grants. Hundreds of students in the Pikes Peak Region are learning construction career skills through CICC-supported classroom education.

Program Goals

  • Show teens across the Pikes Peak Region – as well as their families, educators and community leaders – the value of learning a trade, both for the satisfaction of building something and the career and educational opportunities it can lead to.
  • Offer job, internship, and apprentice opportunities for young people who are interested in the trades.
  • Engage our fellow businesses in supporting this valuable program, addressing the shortage of skilled tradespeople in Colorado, and helping the construction industry grow.