Construction News | Growing Job Openings Require Quick Education in Construction

The 1.3 trillion-dollar construction field currently lacks a strong team of leaders to innovate and build for tomorrow. In October 2020 at the peak number of job openings, the count of open construction jobs increased to 410,000 positions, the highest measure in the history of the data series going back to late 2000.1

The Labor Market Continues to Tighten

The job openings rate in construction surged to 5.4% in October 2021. The post-virus peak rate of hiring occurred in May 2020 (10.3%) as a rebound took hold in home building and remodeling.1 The jobs gains (hiring rates) have increased during the second half of this year.

The shortage of skilled leaders in this industry is a national crisis. Yet, the field cannot attract enough bright leaders because today’s students have not considered attending college for a career in construction, leaving many of the typically technical trades lacking new leadership.

Furthering Your Education Is Good for Business!

Whether you’re an established contractor looking to train/retain your team, a parent or guidance counselor eager to help a young person navigate their future, or a motivated individual ready to get established as a well-paid leader in the booming construction industry, you’re in the right place.

STONEPILEllc The Online Construction College provides affordable, accessible, industry-disrupting Construction Leadership training to help meet the growing demand for qualified construction leadership professionals. They provide the opportunity for an Associate in Applied Science in Construction, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction, and a Master of Applied Science in Prefabricated, Offsite, and Modular Construction, allowing students to gain marketable construction and leadership skills while enjoying the fullness of a 2- or 4-year degree.

Did you know: Students also have an opportunity to choose single classes from each course per semester to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEU).

STONEPILEllc Construction College’s open enrollment allows admission any time, with a start date at the beginning of any of the three semesters each year.

With STONEPILEllc Construction College’s Trial 5 Program students can try five weeks of college at no cost. We also offer corporate rates!

We are not a trade school. We are not a construction management program. We are everything in between – Construction Leadership.


Dr. Jodi Vermaas
Founder I Disruptor I Mother of 12


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