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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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The Trades could be your best fit

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, construction industry, construction jobs, apprenticeships, Construct Your Future

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Are you interested in learning how things are made, buildings are constructed, or about the hidden processes and systems that make the world run?  

Are you interested in studying devices and systems and figuring out how they work, or solving problems that other people don't care about or just can't solve? 

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Leave your soul-crushing job and start a career in construction

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2017 3:25:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in skilled labor shortage, construction jobs, apprenticeships

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Are you tired of doing work that leaves you feeling empty? 

Do you want to be excited about going to work, knowing a new challenge is waiting for you? 

Are you tired of spending all day staring at a screen or getting yelled at by customers? 

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Can you afford to go to college?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 28, 2017 8:45:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, construction industry, construction outlook, careers, apprenticeships, Construct Your Future

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Chances are you have heard the argument about why everyone should go to college. 

A good education leads to a good job and yada, yada, yada, in 40 years you should be able to retire. 

The problem though, is no one talks about the large elephant in the room – can you actually afford to go to college? 

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Top 10 Worthless Degrees

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

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Are you thinking about going to college and are unsure about what you want to study?

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