Careers in Construction (CIC), a Colorado Springs Housing & Building Association (CSHBA) and Associated General Contractors of Colorado (AGC-C) nonprofit workforce-development program, certified 177 local area high school students in PACT Core, Plumbing, Green Building, Electrical and Carpentry in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Thanks to the local building industry, the CIC program is able to provide $30,000 per year for each participating school. These funds provide CIC students with industry-grade tools, equipment, curriculum and resources. This fall, the CIC program will begin its fourth year with a total of 10 local high schools participating in the program.
The following schools have certified 177 high school students in the 2017-2018 school year: District 2- Career Readiness Academy, Sierra High School, and Atlas Preparatory School; District 3- Mesa Ridge High School and Widefield High School; District 11- Mitchell High School; District 49- Patriot Learning Center and Power Technical Early College (PTEC).