Workforce Development – Students and Educators
Discover A Career in Residential Construction
A career in the homebuilding industry not only provides solid wages and plenty of opportunities, it equips you with skills to help you and your family for years to come. No college degree is necessary so no student loan debt!
Learn about Careers
Learn about the different types of careers you can pursue and how much they pay
We work in all areas of construction throughout the entire construction process, from framing to cabinetry | Average annual national wage: $54,200 Average annual Washington wage: $66,260
We hang wallboard and install ceiling tile in interior rooms | Average annual national wage: $51,930 Average annual Washington wage: $67,510
Demand for qualified electricians is high—and growing by the day. | Average annual national wage: $61,550 Average annual Washington wage: $79,050
Whenever a home is built or remodeled, nearly all of the interior and some of the exterior surfaces need to be painted | Average annual national wage: $46,460 Average annual Washington wage: $53,670
Laying brick is one of the oldest trades in the construction industry. We work with a variety of materials throughout a home | Average annual national wage: $57,880 Average annual Washington wage: $63,180
We install, repair, and maintain pipes in residential, commercial and/or industrial buildings | Average annual national wage: $61,000 Average annual Washington wage: $79,390
Training and Education Resources
Explore the trades industry and check out these resources to help you find your path forward.
- Home Builders Institute training gives students the skills and experience they need for successful careers through pre-apprenticeship training, job placement services, mentoring, certification programs, textbooks, and curricula.
- With an 80% job placement rate
- Character and self-esteem
- Skills needed to succeed on the job and in life
- Build your future career path on BYF.org
- Learn about apprenticeships and on-the-job training
- Check out trade schools in your community
- Pursue a degree in construction management:
- Contact your local building association for opportunities in your community
- Apply for BIAW scholarships to support your trades education