Construction + Design Institute, High School-Based Program

Construction + Design Institute
Explore careers in construction, interior design, and architecture.

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Institute Summary

The high school-based Construction + Design Institute (C+DI) exposes students in 11th and 12th grade to various careers in construction, interior design and architecture, connects them with industry professionals and prepares them to market themselves as future tradesmen and women.

Institute Details

High school students participating in their school’s internship program or seeking an internship are qualified to participate. Through C+DI students are exposed to careers and work experiences in construction, architecture and interior design.  Once enrolled students will be interns of Mission Accomplished Transition Services. Student interns will participate in an extensive mentorship program to prepare them to work on a short term construction, interior design or architecture project alongside industry professionals.

The Institute is hosted 3 hours, one time per week at our office.

Students will:

    • Gain access to local inspirational industry professionals
    • Learn about the career journeys and requirements from industry professionals
    • Strengthen their business etiquette skills and knowledge
    • Develop team building skills
    • Develop public speaking and professional writing skills
    • Explore various careers
    • Shadow local business leaders in their desired trade of interest
    • Are paired with 1-2 mentors that help them develop, pursue and achieve personal, professional and academic goals



of students say the Institute helps them explore careers they did not consider before


of students are paired with an industry mentor


of students secured employment (2018-2019 school year)


of students were referred to and enrolled in additional career and college readiness programs (2018-2019 school year)

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Contact Us

To learn more about the high school based Construction + Design Institute,
contact us or call us at (518) 207-0209.


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