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Investigating the investment in college – what’s the cost?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2017 4:45:30 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, construction jobs, apprenticeships, Construct Your Future, career opportunities

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“Is college worth it?”

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Earn while you learn: An outstanding benefit of being part of an apprenticeship program

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 4:01:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, Registered construction apprenticeships, department of labor, National Apprenticeship Week

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Now that this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is here, we think it’s a good time to focus on one of the best benefits of joining a registered apprenticeship program in preparation for a career: The ability to earn while you learn through a little-to-no-cost training program that teaches real-world skills to set you up for success.

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Nation celebrates National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 13 to 17

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2017 1:12:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, Construct Your Future, Registered construction apprenticeships, department of labor, National Apprenticeship Week

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week  runs through November 17, and it provides an excellent way to recognize the benefits of apprenticeship and how it is helping so many Americans build solid, satisfying careers.

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Many millennials can excel in the trades, economists say

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2017 3:01:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, trades, Construct Your Future, Registered construction apprenticeships

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According to economists, not every young person is right for college, and the option to build a career in the trades may be just the answer for many millennials.

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Colleges and companies work to find innovative ways to attract students to the trades

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2017 1:27:20 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in skilled labor shortage, Construct Your Future, career opportunities

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It’s true that many high schools and families continue to push students to attend traditional universities and earn four-year degrees, but with the demand for workers in the construction and other trades continually increasing, some views are changing with regard to what a young person should do after high school.

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Building a better future, brick by brick, in the construction trades

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 27, 2017 12:00:47 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, Construct Your Future, career opportunities, Registered construction apprenticeships

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Like many people in their early twenties, Emily Williams wanted a better future for herself and her family. She’d studied Criminal Justice at Wayne County Community College in Michigan and had worked in the concrete-casting industry, but she struggled financially and wanted something more.

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For The Times They Are A-Changin’

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2017 4:41:18 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, apprenticeships, Construct Your Future, career opportunities

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If you scan the shelves of your favorite bookstore or search the internet for literature related to the current state of the university, the quality of college education, or the student loan dilemma, you will find publications with titles that may make you rethink your current view of higher education, including:

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Short History of Why College Got So Expensive and What You Can Do About It

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, Construct Your Future, career opportunities

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Let’s say you go to college, get a degree, and get a good job making a decent living— that’s the best case scenario right? You are now on your way to living the American Dream, but wait, are you?

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Poll finds more Americans believe college not worth the cost

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 2, 2017 7:30:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in Apprenticeship Training Fund, Construct Your Future, Registered construction apprenticeships, Wall Street Journal, NBC News

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A September Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey shows more Americans believe a four-year college degree is not worth the cost.

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Find Fulfillment in the Construction Industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2017 1:09:27 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in Construct Your Future, career opportunities, construction workers

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It’s not a secret anymore. The U.S. needs more construction workers.  Not only that, but the young men and women coming out of high school and college might be exactly the people to fill this economic gap.

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