Developing tomorrow’s workforce, today

Building project teams that reflect the diverse nature of our communities is a top priority at Mortenson. We follow best practices for recruitment, training, career development and growth, to expose the next generation of youth — particularly students of color and young women – to rewarding career opportunities in the construction industry. 

Craft Dependent Scholarship Program

Mortenson is excited to partner with Scholarship America on this exciting new program for the dependents of our craft team members. We have 14 annual scholarships available, totaling $94,000. 

To be eligible, applicants must be a dependent of a craft team member and must be enrolled in an accredited vocational/technical, two-year, or four-year program.


Special consideration is given to young women, students of color, those with financial need, and those pursuing an education in construction, engineering, or real estate.

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ACE Mentor Program

Each summer, interns join us across the company to learn skills and discover career possibilities.

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CCN from Build Colorado 

Construction Careers Now (CCN) prepares students for rewarding careers in construction.

Get to know CCN

CCP Alliance  – MN

Construction Career Pathways Alliance offers year-round career exploration for Minnesota youth.

Discover the CCP Alliance

Milwaukee TechTerns 

Students work alongside professionals to learn on-the-job skills and explore career options.

Hear what students think

Rainier Scholars - WA

This program supports students of color who will be the first in their family to earn a degree.

Explore the program

Step Up Minneapolis

Students receive training that leads to a skilled, diverse, more equitable workforce.

Learn about Step Up

Let’s Explore Opportunity

Do you have a program you’d like to tell us about? Would you like to participate as a student or intern? Let us know – we’re here to help.