The sixth annual I BUILT THIS construction video contest, presented by NCCER and Build Your Future (BYF), is returning October 2020. Designed to promote the value of craft skills and construction as an industry of choice, the contest encourages both secondary and postsecondary students and trainees to showcase their building projects.
For the first time ever, the 2020 I BUILT THIS! video contest has a special theme: Construction is Everywhere!
This year has brought some unique circumstances into the lives of students, trainees and instructors. But while education and training may look and feel different, construction remains critical to our future.
Students are invited to share the projects they built at home or another safe environment during 2020. From a birdhouse to a shed to a bathroom remodel, students are encouraged to show how they can put their craftsmanship into practice anywhere!
In keeping with social distancing recommendations, there are no “Group” categories in the 2020 contest. This year’s categories include secondary, postsecondary and People’s Choice. They will select first place and runner-up winners from both the secondary and postsecondary categories. Additionally, the People’s Choice winner will be determined by popular vote.
They invite craft instructors to incorporate the contest into their curricula as an opportunity for both students and trainees to show off their skills and gain attention for their craft programs. Instructors may also submit projects on behalf of a program or individual student.
Last year’s winners include a variety of programs: Carroll County Career and Technology Center; Southern Air Apprenticeship Program; Associated Builders and Contractors Southern California; and Milby High School. To check out 2019’s winning videos and also see more information, visit www.byf.org/i-built-this. The official prize list is coming soon.
NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum and assessments with portable credentials and certifications for skilled craft professionals. NCCER provides a comprehensive workforce development system that includes accreditation, training, assessment, certification and also career development solutions for the construction and maintenance industries. For more information, visit www.nccer.org or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.
About Build Your Future
Build Your Future (BYF) is NCCER’s national image enhancement and recruitment initiative for the construction industry. Its mission is to recruit the next generation of craft professionals. They aim to do this by making both career and technical education a priority in secondary schools. This shifts negative public perception about careers in the construction industry and providing a path from ambition, to training, to job placement as a craft professional. BYF provides a number of resources to assist industry, education and military organizations in achieving these goals. These resources include a parent and educator focused website: discover.byf.org. For more information, visit byf.org.