Ending the negative stigma surrounding the construction industry goes far beyond informing the youth, it stretches all the way to the teachers, the guidance counselors, the parents, and the school boards. Knowing this, iBuild works with our educational and industry partners to schedule jobsite field trips for these groups. During these trips, we discuss the various careers available within construction, the education that goes obtaining them, and the benefits of working within the industry. We have construction workers (laborers, carpenters, superintendents, engineers, project managers, etc.) of various backgrounds give presentations on how they got to where they are today, the challenges they faced, and what they enjoy about the work they do. All of this, mixed with actually walking a jobsite, really opens their eyes to the lucrative and meaningful career opportunities available in the construction industry.