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.
Increasingly these young people are coming to the realization that college costs too much, and that many office jobs that will be available to them after college are boring and don’t pay enough. Consequently, many of them are beginning to look for fulfilling career alternatives to the college degree path that they have been told about for so long.
If you talk to young people coming out of high school or college, or even talk to young adults currently in the workforce, you will get a growing sense that they think there has to be more to life than sitting inside all day looking at computer screens.
These young people are looking for fulfilling work, and they are beginning to understand that fulfillment is a product of mastery and identity, and that one place where mastery and identity can be formed in a nearly foolproof way is through working with their hands, in construction.
If you are a young person coming out of high school or college or if you are already in the workforce but are looking for something new, you should consider exploring the construction industry to see if there is something that interests you. You may just find what you were really meant to do.
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