May 3, 2023 - Those Amazing Professions Inc. (TAP) has launched a website created to interest young people in careers in the construction industry.
The site, www.thoseamazingbuilders.com, highlights the work and wisdom of construction professionals at all levels, their accomplishments and challenges, and their advice to those considering a career in the industry.
The site was developed with funding and support from major construction industry firms and organizations: The National Academy of Construction, The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation, Skanska USA Civil, Skanska USA Building, and the General Contractors Association of New York.
Additional support came from the North America’s Building Trades Union (NABTU), McCarthy Building Companies, CAC Industries, Sciame, Schimenti, Structure Tone, JRM Construction, GNYLECET, LECET 1010, Lendlease, and Zetlin & De Chiara.
The website is targeted to middle- and high-school students, educators, counselors, colleges, universities, and industry professionals nationwide.
TAP’s goal is to help build the next generation of construction workers and managers, connecting classroom science and technology with meaningful career paths that are critical to society.
The site features videos of young construction professionals at their jobs; information on how to get started and training opportunities; and how current and emerging technology is being integrated into construction industry operations.
The basis for the site is the highly touted book, Those Amazing Builders, produced by Trilogy Publications LLC, with over 25,000 copies nationwide.
Trilogy has donated the books and the copyright of Those Amazing Builders to TAP.
Rose Reichman, executive director of TAP, said, “The web version of Those Amazing Builders makes the content universally accessible. It also allows us to easily update and adapt the material in response to teacher and student feedback.”
Early feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with key industry players excited about the site’s potential to present construction as a highly desirable career option. “Not every student follows the same path,” says Reichman, “and construction offers incredible avenues for non-traditional learners and kids whose talents tend toward using their hands and minds in bringing some amazing plans to life.”
Those Amazing Professions Inc. (TAP) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 whose mission is to educate young people about careers in underserved professions. Its other websites are www.thoseamazingengineers.com and www.thoseamazingarchitects.com.