Gainesville, Fla. - The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) announces the release of the 2008 Build Your Future video. The video is part of a national recruitment and education campaign created to increase awareness of the rewarding careers available in the construction and maintenance industry.

  The BYF video features interviews with craft professionals, construction managers, and company owners at some of the nation's most exciting construction projects. The video also highlights the dynamic construction career path, excellent earning potential, and the satisfaction and pride of being part of the team that builds America.

  “We encourage contractors and schools to use this video to help promote the construction industry and the rewarding career opportunities it provides,” said Don Whyte, NCCER president.

  The BYF video may be viewed year-round and complements Careers in Construction Week, which takes place Oct. 13-17, 2008. This week is designed to increase public awareness of the hard work and contributions of our nation's craft professionals and increase students' interest in pursuing construction as a career.

  The Build Your Future video is funded by leading contractors, manufacturers, and industry associations and available free of charge. The 2008 video was funded through the generous contributions from the following organizations:
  • Platinum level - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Associated General Contractors of America, Caterpillar, Industrial Specialty Contractors, McGraw Hill Construction, and the Shaw Group;
  • Gold level - Fluor Corporation;
  • Silver level - Austin Industrial, The Haskell Company, and TDIndustries.

  Visit the NCCER Careers Web site at for a complete listing of all campaign sponsors and to view the new 2008 Build Your Future video.

  NCCER has provided this video to the construction industry since 1997.

  To request a copy of the 2008 BYF video, visit or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.