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1 Architecture Cluster Frank Buchanan National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Jackie Clarkson Maintenance and Construction Technology Alliance (MCTA) Jim Spencer, Education Associate State Dept of Education Office of Career and Technology

2 Career Path in Architecture  Students have a wide variety of choices for careers in the architecture cluster  Residential, industrial or commercial construction careers are available  Construction careers make up the largest sector of jobs in this country and are the backbone of our national economy  Careers include: Project management, estimating, architecture, drafter, job superintendent, or crafts person Video clip 2

3 Credentialing and Certification  Office of Career and Technology (OCTE) strongly recommends students graduate with industry credentials. Many state and educational entities agree credentialing is necessary  South Carolina State Standards align with national industry standards  Students graduating from high school are now better qualified to go to work or pursue a college degree with credentials

4 Frank Buchanan, Workforce Development Consultant with NCCER Phone:

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6 National Registry   Confidential   Portable Credentials   Documentation of training and skills attainment Video clip 1

7 Industry Overview   Industry Facts   6.9 million people in America, in Construction   240,000 trained jobs unfilled each year   Average craftsperson is 47 years old Video clip 10

8 Industry Overview Source: 2001 Wall Street Journal Job Almanac Rank of Jobs Weekly Gross Income in Relation to Education   Professional Degree$984   PhD Degree$981   Masters Degree $816   Skilled Journeyperson$800   Bachelor’s Degree $641   Associate Degree $503   Some college$442   High School Graduate $398   Some high school $292 Video clip 13

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10 Jackie Clarkson, Director of Maintenance and Construction Technology Alliance (MCTA) Phone:

11   MCTA is a statewide workforce development organization that assists in partnering with schools to connect students and employers (www.mactasc.com)www.mactasc.com   Allows students to network statewide with employers as well as worldwide with relationships developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)   Provides services to schools and students, which makes possible awarding of industry credentials honored worldwide Maintenance and Construction Technology Alliance (MCTA)

12   Shortage of qualified personnel   Aging workforce   Second largest employer in US   Choose work environment   Move up the management ladder WHY CHOOSE THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?

13 Elementary School Middle School High School Vocational School College/ University (4 Years) Construction Manager, Contractor, Architect, Engineer and more Craft/Technology Training Technical/ Community College & Apprenticeship (2-5 years) Foreman Supervisor Safety Director Estimator and more Project Manager CEO/ Company Owner Senior Manager Apprenticeship Craft Professional

14 TEN FASTEST-GROWING ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONS OccupationJob Growth  Sheet Metal Worker18.17%  Electrician11.09%  Drafter10.48%  Roofer 9.39%  Heating and Cooling Technician 9.19%  Construction Manager 8.32%  Plumber and Pipe Fitter 9.19%  Painter and Paperhanger 7.42%  Brickmason/Stonemason 6.97%  Mechanical Engineer 5.18% Video clip 13

15 TEN HIGHEST-PAYING ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONS OccupationSalary in S.C.  Architect$63,150  Mechanical Engineer$61,380  Marine Engineer and Architect$60,120  Construction Manager$53,800  Landscape Architect$45,840  Drafter$41,330  Surveyor and Mapping Scientist$37,870  Construction and Building Inspector$35,950  Electrician$33,260  Brickmason/Stonemason$32,685 Video clip 11

16 RESOURCES National Center for Construction Education and Research Maintenance and Construction Technology Alliance American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) Construct My Future US Dept of Labor, Career Voyages

17 Contact Information  Jim Spencer, Education Associate, Office of Career and Technology, SC State Department of Education  Phone: 


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