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Apprenticeship Programs Adapt to Distance Learning

[fa icon="calendar'] May 20, 2020 3:31:39 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeships, Construct Your Future, career opportunities, registered apprenticeship program, COVID-19, online learning

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Educational institutions adapted quickly to distance learning due to the Coronavirus pandemic; registered apprenticeship programs have done the same.

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The ‘pay gap’ for women and minorities does not exist in registered apprenticeship programs

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2020 8:41:13 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeships, Construct Your Future, career opportunities, registered apprenticeship program, women in trades

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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.

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Student debt continues to climb

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2020 8:47:02 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeships, Construct Your Future, career opportunities, registered apprenticeship program

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The student loan debt in the United States has reached $1.6 trillion and is continuing to climb at alarming rates.

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Contractors’ biggest fear is not lack of work, but lack of workers

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2019 11:19:32 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, construction industry, apprenticeships, Construct Your Future, career opportunities

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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.

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A new book reveals people's take on student debt, find alternatives

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeships, Construct Your Future, career opportunities

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Bureau of Labor Statistics reports need for skilled tradespeople

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 21, 2019 9:31:01 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, apprenticeships, Construct Your Future, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the number of construction and extraction occupations is expected to grow 11 percent between the years 2016 and 2026.

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College graduate finds rewarding career in the trades

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 19, 2019 12:10:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in electrician, apprenticeships, Construct Your Future, construction workers

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Mike Burdick of Queensbury, N.Y. went to college because that was what was expected of him after graduating from high school.

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Investigating the investment in college – what’s the cost?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2017 4:45:30 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, construction jobs, apprenticeships, Construct Your Future, career opportunities

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“Is college worth it?”

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For The Times They Are A-Changin’

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2017 4:41:18 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, apprenticeships, Construct Your Future, career opportunities

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If you scan the shelves of your favorite bookstore or search the internet for literature related to the current state of the university, the quality of college education, or the student loan dilemma, you will find publications with titles that may make you rethink your current view of higher education, including:

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Re-engaging the disenchanted, disembodied Millennial generation with real work

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 15, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction outlook, apprenticeships, Construct Your Future

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Much of the work that is currently available to millennials takes place in the digital world, it is unreal, it is disembodied, and it does not engage the senses, which means the results of this kind of work are rarely seen. This separation between the work one does and the results of that work, the separation between action and consequence, results in this type of work leaving those who do it unsatisfied.

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