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Build for the Future


Looking for a career with great growth and compensation? The building industry in Northern Michigan is booming! There are numerous opportunities to learn skills while you work and get paid at the same time. Contractors are willing to train those with no experience and help develop skills in those workers who have some construction background. 


Our organization, Build for the Future (BFF) is an initiative in Northern Michigan that focuses on connecting job seekers with careers in the construction trades and related fields. BFF supports the construction industry in Northern Lower Michigan with an emphasis on Charlevoix and Emmet counties. Contractors involved include builders, landscapers, excavation companies, suppliers, and installers of all types of home-building materials. 

On this website, you can:


Explore careers in the construction industry, from carpenter or drywall specialist, to electrician, plumber, excavator, landscaper, and other related careers.  


Learn about on-the-job training opportunities with local companies in Charlevoix, Petoskey, Alanson, Harbor Springs, Boyne City and surrounding areas. Get paid while you learn life-long skills.


Find out about educational opportunities at colleges or technical schools in Michigan. Plus, learn about the scholarships available to help pay for your education in a construction-related field.  

Careers in construction can be fun, interesting and very hands-on! 


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Click on video above to hear from a local carpenter at a job site near Petoskey, Michigan. 

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