The use of technology in construction has aided the industry in ways that go largely unnoticed by those who do not spend time on job sites or work in the industry. And despite these technological advancements, construction jobs are not going anywhere.
Educational institutions adapted quickly to distance learning due to the Coronavirus pandemic; registered apprenticeship programs have done the same.
The week of March 1st was dubbed National Women in Construction Week by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). It served as an initiative to not only celebrate women in construction, but spread the word about this viable career opportunity.
For decades, reviews and professional studies that track pay and benefits of various occupations have found that women and minorities are often not compensated equally when compared to their counterparts.
Despite the fact most high school graduates go to a four-year college to pursue a bachelor's degree, a new study has found that completing a registered apprenticeship program in the construction trades leads to higher average pay than the students who are able to obtain a college degree.
The student loan debt in the United States has reached $1.6 trillion and is continuing to climb at alarming rates.
A study ran by an Ohio-based accounting and financial advisory firm shows that the largest threat to the construction industry is not lack of work, but lack of workers.
Working in the construction industry provides individuals with the opportunity to have a career outdoors. You may find yourself working on high-profile jobs such as professional sports arenas or buildings that define a city skyline.