Find Your Career.

The West Michigan construction industry offers you a lifetime of exciting career opportunities. As your experience and knowledge grows, so will your possibilities for advancement – whether you want to supervise a project or a crew, or even start your own company.

This series of posters will help you promote residential construction careers at schools, career fairs, career exploration days, educational conferences and local community events.

Printing Instructions

  • To print the posters in your office, we recommend using the PDF files.
  • To customize the posters for your school or HBA, or to create banners for events, use the InDesign or high resolution PDF files and work with a professional printer or local copy center.
  • The zip folders for the six trade-specific posters contain both the PDF and InDesign files.


Below are just a few of the career paths you can follow, along with the latest local earnings figures for each profession. Once you find the one for you, scroll to the bottom of this page to check out local job boards for their current openings!


Sprinkler Fitter

$16 - $18 Average Hourly Rate

Education: High school graduate and on-the-job training

Demand: High

If you’re good at reading and interpreting plans and blueprints … if you’re detail-oriented … if you’re comfortable with heights … you might want to look into a career as a Sprinkler Fitter. Sprinkler Fitters design, install and test automatic fire protection sprinkler system and components, including sprinklers, piping and valves, according to local and national sprinkler codes. Education requirements: High School Diploma and on-the-job training



Below are two job boards that highlight career opportunities in the region:

Michigan Talent Connect

Michigan Construction Job Center

Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan Job Board

Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids Job Board