Architecture & Construction
Career Clusters are an organizing tool for curriculum design and instruction. Career Clusters provide the essential knowledge and skills for the 16 Career Clusters and their Career Pathways. It also functions as a useful guide in developing programs of study bridging secondary and postsecondary curriculum and for creating individual student plans of study for a complete range of career options. As such, it helps students discover their interests and their passions, and empowers them to choose the educational pathway that can lead to success in high school, college and career.
Employment Projections 2016-2026*
The Architecture & Construction cluster employed approximately 288,211 Virginians in 2016 and is projected to employ about 23,000 more Virginia workers in 2026. This represents approximately 8 percent growth in Virginia over the decade. Our local area will experience higher occupational growth rates than the state average. These figures are based on Trailblazers analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.*