The Goals

  • Make career and technical education a priority in secondary schools
  • Shift the public’s negative perception about careers in the construction industry to reflect the wide range of professions available
  • Provide a path from ambition, to training, to job placement as a craft professional

BYF – Build Louisiana is a unique collaboration of employers, state agencies and industry associations. Our goal is to encourage Louisiana residents to learn about construction craft careers and training opportunities now emerging in our state, and to qualify for and get jobs in these high-demand occupations.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is committed to matching employers with qualified workers so their businesses grow and prosper, and to helping individuals achieve their career goals.

Our partners include:
Louisiana Community and Technical College System
Louisiana Board of Regents
Louisiana Economic Development
State Department of Education
Associated Builders and Contractors Pelican Chapter
The state’s plant operators and industrial construction employers
National Center for Construction Education and Research