Your education within the construction trades doesn’t end when you complete your apprenticeship. Once you become a Journeyperson (a qualified and skilled person in a trade) you can take advantage of many opportunities to update and expand your skill sets.
Especially since many states require licensing to be a professional in the construction trades, Journeypersons need to advance their skills and learn better, safer, more efficient ways to work. To do that, continued education and classes are required to bring craftspeople up to speed.
With continued education, you can become a foreman or superintendent and run work on the job. You can hone your skills and become an inspector or take on the role of an instructor in your trade. You could even own a business one day and become a signatory contractor.
The construction industry offers unlimited opportunity to grow professionally and financially, but growth and increased responsibility are only possible through continued education and training.