Seminole State and SCPS are paving the way to a construction career

Friday, August 4, 2023
Written by: Seminole State Staff

As Central Florida continues to grow, the need for skilled construction workers here and across the country is urgent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that as of June 2020, there were about 300,000 vacancies in the construction industry with openings expected to increase to about 747,000 by 2026. Further data from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity projects construction jobs in Central Florida are expected to grow by 19.6% from 2021-2029, creating over 17,000 new jobs. Some sectors including building construction, specialty trade contractors, and heavy and civil engineering construction are expected to grow 18%-26% over the same period.  

Seminole State College and Seminole County Public Schools’ Lyman Career Innovation Center are working together to fill the shortage of skilled construction workers and prepare for growth in Central Florida with a career pathway for high school students to easily transition to Seminole State and pursue a bachelor’s degree in construction. 

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Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves more than 25,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A full-service education provider, Seminole State has thrived by adapting to and meeting the needs of an ever-changing, vibrant community. Seminole State offers 11 bachelor’s degrees in high-demand, high-growth fields; two-year associate degrees; specialized certificates; continuing professional education; adult education and guaranteed admission via DirectConnect to UCF® to the University of Central Florida for Associate in Arts (A.A.) graduates. By offering flexible, affordable, high-quality educational programs and services, the College continues to help students learn, succeed and GO Far. For more about Seminole State, visit

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