Athletes know that success comes through hard work and discipline, by getting up early day after day and training when no one else is and by doing the things no one else will.
As an athlete, you also know that you are only as strong as the team that surrounds you— the people who encourage you when you are down and tired but not out, the brothers and sisters who push you to go beyond yourself and become your best self.
To be a good athlete you need to have natural aptitude, a strong work ethic, the patience and discipline to work hard every day and the ability to listen and learn from your coaches and teammates. You need to be stubborn in order to endure the suffering of training, but humble so that you can learn what you don't yet know.
If you're an athlete thinking about the next step in your life, you should consider becoming a registered apprentice in one of the building and construction trades.
The trades are looking for people like you to become part of their workforce—athletes like you who possess a good attitude, strong work ethic, discipline and the ability to work well and thrive on a team.
Each jobsite is a field of competition, a place to prove how well trained and skilled you are; a place to show others why you are the best at what you do.
Are you interested in starting a career where team spirit and competition are present every day?
A career where the idea of excellence is a core value shared by everybody you work with?
If you are, then consider taking a deeper look at what a career in the construction trades offers.