Teaching Tools

For the youngest future craftworkers, designers, contractors and construction managers, ACCNJ supports the Build Up! Program geared to elementary school children.  This innovative educational program relies on the generous sponsorship of ACCNJ members to place Build Up! Tool Kits in schools throughout the State to introduce fifth-grade students to the fundamentals of construction and stimulate a lifelong desire to build things. To assist secondary school students, ACCNJ places Construction Careers Kits with career counselors in high schools throughout the state. These kits include a resource manual containing relevant career data about the general construction trades, as well as brochures and posters that can be displayed within schools. A website, www.chooseconstruction.org, serves as another vehicle to reach students interested in entering a construction trade.  This work is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor.