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Construction degree meeting demands for skilled construction industry workers in Central Florida

Updated: Oct 10, 2023

Reproduced from a YouTube posting by Seminole State College of Florida


Construction degree meeting demands for skilled construction industry workers in Central Florida

As Central Florida continues to grow, the need for skilled construction workers here and across the country is urgent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that as of June 2020, there are about 300,000 vacancies in the construction industry with openings expected to increase to about 747,000 by 2026. Further data from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity projects construction jobs in Central Florida are expected to grow by 19.6 percent from 2021-2029, creating over 17,000 new jobs.


Some sectors including building construction, specialty trade contractors, and heavy and civil engineering construction are expected to grow 18-26 percent over the same period. Seminole State College and Seminole County Public Schools are working together to fill the shortage of skilled Construction workers and prepare for growth in Central Florida with a career pathway for high school students to easily transition to Seminole State and earn a bachelor’s degree in Construction.


Watch the video to learn more about the Seminole State College program and how they are impacting the Central Florida region.

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