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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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Construction industry offers opportunity to work outdoors

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 5, 2019 1:00:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in careers, career opportunities, construction workers, Registered construction apprenticeships

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Working in the construction industry provides individuals with the opportunity to have a career outdoors. You may find yourself working on high-profile jobs such as professional sports arenas or buildings that define a city skyline.

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College graduate finds lifelong career in the trades

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2019 9:09:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in careers, Construct Your Future, career opportunities, Registered construction apprenticeships

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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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Gender roles do not exist in the construction industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 10, 2018 8:15:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, Construct Your Future, career opportunities, Women in the trades

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Working in an industry that is predominately male can be intimidating for some women, but a growing number of females are proving they can have satisfying, successful careers despite being outnumbered on a construction jobsite.

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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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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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Colleges and companies work to find innovative ways to attract students to the trades

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2017 1:27:20 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in skilled labor shortage, Construct Your Future, career opportunities

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It’s true that many high schools and families continue to push students to attend traditional universities and earn four-year degrees, but with the demand for workers in the construction and other trades continually increasing, some views are changing with regard to what a young person should do after high school.

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Building a better future, brick by brick, in the construction trades

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 27, 2017 12:00:47 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, Construct Your Future, career opportunities, Registered construction apprenticeships

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Like many people in their early twenties, Emily Williams wanted a better future for herself and her family. She’d studied Criminal Justice at Wayne County Community College in Michigan and had worked in the concrete-casting industry, but she struggled financially and wanted something more.

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