About Careers in Construction

Careers in Construction was launched in 2015 to help young people connect with construction trade education in the Pikes Peak and Southern Colorado regions. Careers in Construction (CIC) was piloted by the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs (CSHBA) to support vocational education at area high schools and colleges – and to encourage our allies in the construction industry to join us in providing real job experience and creating well-paying career opportunities for students.




Careers in Construction is funded by the construction industry through a funding mechanism, the Building Futures Fund. Hundreds of students in the Pikes Peak region are learning construction career skills through CIC-supported classroom education.

Our Goals

  • To 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 provide.
  • To offer job, internship, and apprentice opportunities for young people who are interested in the trades.
  • To engage our fellow businesses in supporting this valuable program, addressing the shortage of skilled tradespeople in Colorado, and helping the construction industry grow.