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How to Get Started in the Building Trades

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 8, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, trades, career opportunities, Registered construction apprenticeships

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You’ve heard about a career in the building trades and know that it’s an exceptional choice, offering great pay, incredible benefits, and almost limitless opportunities. You’re sold (and why wouldn’t you be?). 

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What is an Apprenticeship?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2021 10:04:51 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, careers, apprenticeships, National Apprenticeship Week

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In Fiscal Year 2020, more than 221,000 individuals nationwide entered the apprenticeship system. Apprenticeships are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason! They’re a great way to kickstart a fulfilling career, where you’ll make good money, have great job security, rich benefits, and so much more. Not to mention, apprentices take on little to no debt, and actually earn while they’re learning. It’s no wonder there has been a 70% growth in new apprentices since 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

But what is an apprenticeship, exactly? Let’s explore what it is, why it’s so beneficial, and how you, too, can join the ranks and enjoy the good life through an apprenticeship.

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How Do You Become an Electrical Worker?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2021 1:00:37 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, electrician, careers, apprenticeships, electrical industry

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Electrical work is a booming trade. The demand for skilled electrical workers is already high, and only expected to grow. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth of over 8% between 2019 and 2029, which is double that of the projection for all other occupations. If you’re searching for a career that is not only fulfilling, but can give you job security, interesting projects, and great benefits, look no further than electrical work. Wondering how to get started?

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Should I Consider Apprenticeship Instead of College?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2021 3:18:31 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, trades, careers, apprenticeships

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College certainly isn’t for everybody. We all have different passions, dreams, talents, and career aspirations. For many, the education required to reach those goals doesn’t have to come from a four-year college or university.

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Moving Up as an Electrician

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2020 1:24:05 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, electrician, Construct Your Future, career opportunities, registered apprenticeship program

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Opportunities are endless for those who start their career as an electrician through a registered apprenticeship program. Just like most jobs, you get what you put into it.  If you set goals and work to accomplish them, you will get where you want to be.

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Despite Technology Advancements, Construction Jobs Are Here to Stay

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2020 9:15:16 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, apprenticeship, Construct Your Future, registered apprenticeship program

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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.

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Apprentices get a valuable head start in their careers

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 30, 2018 8:05:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, apprenticeship, Construct Your Future, career opportunities

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It is common for some people to spend a part of their life trying to find a career that they enjoy, but also one that can support them financially.

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Registered electrical apprenticeship programs provide valuable training for a great career

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 24, 2018 9:20:29 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, Construct Your Future, construction workers

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A number of high school graduates and college students struggle to find a career that pays well and they enjoy. A registered apprenticeship program in the construction industry can set you ahead for a life of financial success.

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Construction careers offer satisfaction of working outdoors

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 3, 2018 11:01:44 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, apprenticeship, Construct Your Future, Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities

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According to a 2016 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study, nearly half of all jobs require some outdoor work.

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Earn while you learn: An outstanding benefit of being part of an apprenticeship program

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 4:01:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, Registered construction apprenticeships, department of labor, National Apprenticeship Week

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Now that this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is here, we think it’s a good time to focus on one of the best benefits of joining a registered apprenticeship program in preparation for a career: The ability to earn while you learn through a little-to-no-cost training program that teaches real-world skills to set you up for success.

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