The International Code Council will be hosting a virtual webinar, “Building Your Future: Career Paths for Military Veterans”, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, from 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. CT, as part of the Code Council’s yearly awareness campaign, Building Safety Month. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate of post September 2001 veterans rose to 7.3 percent in 2020. The building safety industry represents an opportunity for the men and women who sacrificed for their country to continue serving their communities in a different way. The webinar, hosted by industry professionals with military experience, will explore the outlook for construction and building safety jobs, as well as the challenges, opportunities, and resources available for military veterans considering a career in building safety.


  • Kris Bridges, Code Council Board of Directors, Building Official and Code Administrator of City of Martinsville, VA, US Navy veteran with over 10 years of service 
  • Elizabeth Rider, Building Official, CSG Consultants, US Air Force Veteran
  • Amber Paxton, Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer, Township of Moon, PA, active in the Air National Guard for 19 years
  • Heather Wallace, Project Manager, Momentum Innovation Group, leading the development of a workforce development program to address industry labor shortage 

What: “ Building Your Future: Career Paths for Military Veterans”, is a virtual webinar that features industry professionals, most of which have a military background, discussing the opportunities for fellow military veterans within the building safety sector. 

When: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, from 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. CT.

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