From the early drafts to a finished structure.
Build your career on a foundation of knowledge.

Every construction project starts with an idea, once completed it becomes a space for possibility. A construction pathway allows hands on opportunities to build the infrastructure of our community. From the internal wiring to the crisp coat of paint, each component requires attention to detail in order to last generations. With multiple construction companies and growing industries in South Central Kentucky, continued expansions mean a continued need for this pathway.

Construction Career Pathway

Bachelor’s Degree

Construction Manager
Civil Engineer
Project Manager

$70,000 – $90,000

Associate’s Degree

Supervisor of Construction and Extraction Workers
Construction & Building Inspector
Maintenance Mechanic

$45,000 – $52,000

OJT Training / Certification

HVAC Technician

$38,000 – $50,000

High School Diploma / GED

Construction Laborer
Maintenance Worker
Cement & Brick Mason
Landscaping and Grounds Keeper

$27,000 – $39,000

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Construction in South Central Kentucky

Top 10 Highest Demand Positions In Construction

( South Central Kentucky )

  • Construction Laborers, Painters and Maintenance

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/STT Average Annual Salary: $35,000

  • Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/OJT Average Annual Salary: $39,900

  • Electricians, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Minimum Required Education: OJT/PSE/Certificate Average Annual Salary: $45,800

  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/OJT Average Annual Salary: $27,700

  • Carpenter

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/OJT  Average Annual Salary: $38,600

  • First-Line Supervisor of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Minimum Required Education: OJT/PSE/Certificate* Average Annual Salary: $52,200

  • Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Minimum Required Education: OJT/PSE/Certificate* Average Annual Salary: $50,700

  • Woodworking and Sawing Machine Setters

Minimum Required Education: HSD/GED/OJT Average Annual Salary: $30,400

  • Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Minimum Required Education: OJT/PSE/Certificate* Average Annual Salary: $50,400

  • Construction Manager

Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree  Average Annual Salary: $98,700

HSD: High School Diploma OJT: On-the-Job Training, PSE: Post-Secondary Education STT: Short-Term Training GED: General Educational Development *Higher level of education preferred

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Resources to start building your pathway are available throughout the community and through educational fields. Local schools are just one of many resources, and in the surrounding area these programs and career models are offered. See what’s available in your community.

Career-Focused Models:

  • Construction Academy (Warren County Area Technology Center)

Career Pathways Offered at Area High Schools:

  • Carpenter Assistant (Warren County Area Technology Center, Bowling Green)
  • Industrial Maintenance Electrical Technician (Warren County Area Technology Center)

Get In Touch

For more information about how you can get involved with our talent initiatives, please email or call:

Meredith Rozanski, COO
Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce