The need for qualified construction professionals and skilled trades in Michigan is at an all-time high.

CAM has developed the Construction Opportunities Resources Education program, also known as CAM-CORE, to connect you to information about starting or advancing your career in construction.

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Construction ManagementSkilled TradesProfessional Development

Construction Management

By the Numbers:

  • 470 students graduate with credentials in construction management.
  • Michigan has 24 construction management schools for you to choose from.
  • You can expect to pay an average of $7,918 per year in tuition for a degree in construction management in Michigan state.
  • Approximately 27,380 construction managers are currently working in Michigan.

Skilled Trades

If you were the child fascinated with Lego, Tinker Toys, and Erector Sets, a career in the skilled trades is a perfect fit.  Enrolling in an apprenticeship through a union generally requires a high school diploma or GED, 18 years of age, and a valid drivers license.  While earning your Journeyman status, you can be paid to attend school and work!  The market for building trades is heating up and Michigan does not have enough workers to fill the available positions.  Click the links to learn more about skilled trades.

Michigan Construction Career Days

Since 2008, Michigan Construction Career Days (MICCD) is Michigan’s premiere construction career exploration event. Based on the National Career Day model, MICCD provides Michigan’s young people a chance to experience construction up-close, getting the chance to use real tools, materials and heavy equipment under the direct guidance of construction professionals from all sectors of the industry. These young people will not only see what construction is, but learn of the training and education paths to secure the good paying jobs a career in construction provides.

GoingPRO in Michigan

The State of Michigan has dedicated resources to educating individuals about the lucrative careers available in several in-demand markets, including the construction industry. The GoingPRO website includes discovery quizzes to identify the right career path, "Day in the Life" videos to demonstrate the job, and salary expectations for various trades.

Home Depot Path to Pro

The Home Depot Foundation is proud to support the next generation of skilled tradespeople and spread awareness to individuals in search of their passion. With more than 400,000 roles available, there’s a wealth of opportunity throughout the trades industries. The Foundation’s Path to Pro program offers free education, hands-on training and certifications for youth, separating military service members and underserved communities.


If you are already working in construction, CAMTEC, the Training & Education Center at the Construction Association of Michigan, can help you with your professional development. We have classes available to increase your knowledge of project management, construction law, and site safety and health.