About Us

In today’s world there is a major need for construction workers on all levels but not enough skilled workers to fill that need. Construction industry leaders are coming together with one common goal … to change the stigma related to technical schools and working in the construction industry.

On December 1, 2015, several industry leaders met to discuss how to band together and attract the youth and young adults to consider construction as a valid option when thinking about their career paths. The result is the creation of this website, www.ibuildcentralflorida.com, which will act as a one stop shop for the industries apprenticeship programs, associations, businesses looking to hire, job descriptions, salary projections and success stories.

Ibuild Central Florida is the #1 source to promote and provide pathways to careers in construction.

2019 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Founder & President

Debbie Rodriguez

Quality Labor Management

Competitive Edge Partners and Consulting, LLC

Vice President & Apprenticeship Committee Chair

Crystal Davidson

Orange County Technical College

Treasurer & Marketing Chair

Angela Highland, CIT

Competitive Edge Partners & Consulting, LLC


Kathie Blackwell

JA Croson



Dr. Michael Armbruster

Orange County Public Schools


Noble Thomas

Bright Futures


Laurie Bryant

Lake Technical College


Melanie Stefanowicz

School District of Osceola County


Tara Hagood

Wharton Smith Construction

Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

Jennifer Tanner

iBuild Carpentry Apprenticeship

Program Coordinator

Director & iBuild Invitational Committee Chair

Tina M. Craft

Fringe Benefit Plans, Inc.

Number of construction workers needed to fill upcoming projects through 2027.
The average salary of a construction worker.
of the labor market are trade jobs.
Number of Florida construction firms hiring in 2017.

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