Build Your Future
In 2017 the Construction Executives Association partnered with ABC and CASF to fund the Construction Storefront in Finance Park at Junior Achievement of South Florida. Annually 20,000 5th and 8th-grade students from Broward County and South Palm Beach County visit the storefront to learn about careers in the construction industry
Every student participates in a series of classroom lessons, where they learn about applying for jobs, voting, career opportunities, customer service, paychecks, savings, and more. Then, they put their knowledge to work at JA BizTown, where they operate a simulated economy and run businesses. Students get hands-on experience at being citizens, consumers, employees, and business owners.
Additional opportunities to learn about careers in construction can be found at Build Your Future.