According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for construction managers is projected to grow by 16.6% between 2010 and 2020. The UWF Building Construction program provides students with the necessary skills to compete in this growing industry.
UWF's Building Construction program provides students with foundational experiences and knowledge in both the commercial and residential construction sectors. The program’s focus on teaching ensures that students become proficient in the skills they will need to compete in a competitive job market. The curriculum is well-suited to each of these specific career paths:
We have a successful track record of placing graduates and current students. Together, with the program’s advisory council, students learn to focus on career development and job-transferable skills. The program’s internship program also offers students an opportunity to gain experience and move toward full-time employment in the construction industry.
UWF building construction students have been hired by a multitude of local and regional construction companies. The program encourages partnerships with the construction industry. Construction companies interested in hiring a UWF Building Construction student should follow the information for employers worksheet and submit it to Glenda Mayo, Building 70, Room 122.
Previous internships have been offered by Flintco. Inc., Green-Simmons Company, Inc., Haskell Corporation, Morette Company and Greenhut Construction Company amongst others. Internship opportunities provide students with an opportunity to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom. Internships are also viewed as an opportunity to regional construction firms as a means of assessing the performance of potential employees. Many employers and students use the internship program as a segue to full-time employment. UWF BCN students have been placed at local construction firms, and have performed in a variety of capacities. The program course work prepares students for work in field supervision, estimating, scheduling, and contract administration.