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Top 8 Safety Innovations Revolutionizing the Building Trades

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 12, 2024 12:00:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, Construct Your Future, online learning

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If it seems like we talk about safety a lot, it’s because we do. Safety isn’t just a priority in the building trades, it’s the foundation on which every process and procedure is built. It’s the “how” behind everything we do. 

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The Future is Hands-On: How Apprenticeships Prepare You for Tomorrow’s Jobs

[fa icon="calendar'] May 21, 2024 9:00:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, construction outlook, careers, Construct Your Future, Registered construction apprenticeships, job safety

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The world is changing fast. Rapid advances in technology, automation, and artificial intelligence have transformed almost every industry, the building trades included. New technologies, such as drones, automated machinery, and laser scanning, are being used more and more in construction projects and are changing the way work gets done. 

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How Job Satisfaction Enhances Mental Health and Well-Being in the Trades

[fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2024 9:00:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in Construct Your Future, construction workers, job safety, benefits, health and wellness

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How important is it to be “happy” at work? And how much does your work impact your “happiness”? Very and a lot, according to many recent studies

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A Day in the Life of a Lineman: Challenges, Tasks, and Triumphs

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2024 8:00:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in trades, construction jobs, Construct Your Future, job safety, Safety Stand Down Week

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The vast and intricate U.S. power grid is made up of 7,300 power plants, nearly 160,000 miles of high-voltage power lines, and millions of miles of low-voltage power lines and distribution transformers, connecting 145 million customers throughout the country, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). This expansive network requires constant maintenance to run smoothly, a responsibility that falls on the shoulders of some of the most important yet often overlooked professionals in the energy sector: Electrical Lineworkers.

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Springing into Growth: How the Building Trades Offer Flourishing Career Opportunities

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 10, 2024 9:00:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, apprenticeship, trades, Construct Your Future, career opportunities

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Spring is a season of new beginnings and growth. Flowers blooming, buds bursting into vibrant greens, birds singing, and longer, lighter days remind us that, no matter how dark and dreary some seasons may be, spring always comes bringing a fresh start and new growth. 

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Essential Skills for a Successful Career in Construction

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 19, 2024 4:14:59 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, trades, construction jobs, careers, career opportunities, construction workers

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If you’ve been paying attention to the news over the last few years, you’ve likely heard that the construction field is ripe with opportunity, as are careers in the building trades. Both are undeniably true! Construction is booming, and skilled trades are in extremely high demand

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Celebrating Trailblazing Women in the Building Trades

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2024 11:53:15 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, Women in the trades, women in trades, National Women in Construction Week, DEI

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The future is brighter than ever for women in the building trades, and we owe it all to the trailblazing women who came before us. These pioneers not only broke through huge barriers, carving a space for themselves in a traditionally male-dominated field but also laid a strong foundation for future generations.

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What Trades are in Highest Demand?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2024 9:15:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in trades, Residential Construction, careers, Construct Your Future, career opportunities, electrical industry

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In the world of construction, the demand for skilled tradespeople has never been higher. 

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Celebrating Unity and Belonging in the Building Trades During Black History Month

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2024 10:13:20 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in trades, careers, Construct Your Future, career opportunities, DEI

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In the vibrant world of building trades, the fabric of our workforce is as varied as the projects we undertake. From towering skyscrapers down to the homes we cherish, each project tells a story of collaboration and unity. While the building trades were once seen as an exclusive and homogenous field, those days are, thankfully, further and further behind us. 

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What are the Building Trades?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2024 10:56:52 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, trades, construction jobs, Construct Your Future, United States Construction

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You’ve likely heard someone say something like, “There’s a lot of opportunity in the building trades right now” (there is, by the way!) or, “She works in the building trades.” If you’ve scratched your head wondering what exactly the building trades are, if and how building trades jobs are different from “construction jobs,” or if the trades and the building trades mean the same thing, you’re certainly not alone! 

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