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The construction sector is made up of companies and businesses engaged in the construction of buildings or engineering projects (e.g., highways and utility systems). Companies engaged in the preparation of sites for new construction and subdividing land for sale as building sites also are included in this sector.

Jobs in the construction field will be among the fastest growing between 2016 and 2026, according to recent projections. “As demand for labor grows, it’s crucial that craftspeople are receiving specialized training. These people can provide project leaders with more accurate budget information, assist with material selection, find ways to streamline the overall process and reduce costs. Buildings are becoming more complex. Training skilled craftspeople requires programs that combine classroom training and on-the-job experience, and are most successful when led or supported by companies invested in training their workforce” (Anthony Consigle, Entrepreneur, 5/1/2018).

(Sources: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Construction NAICS 23, Accessed 2/7/2019)

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