Through a recent proclamation by Gov. Scott Walker, October is officially Careers in Construction Month, serving to educate residents on the opportunities available through one of our nation’s largest industries. Shining a light on the industry is especially critical at a time when skilled trades professionals are in high demand in the state, and looming retirements will only further complicate matters and drive up housing costs.

Parents, teachers, counselors, students, and policy makers are encouraged to take a close look at the career opportunities available in residential construction and understand that a vocational education offers satisfying career paths and financial gains.

Throughout the month of October, the Foundation is hosting a scholarship fundraiser with a goal of $5,000. Donations can be made by visiting wisbuild.org/wb-foundation.

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Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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