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Health and Wellness in the Building Trades

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 21, 2021 4:53:31 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, Construct Your Future, benefits

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Our health is indeed our greatest asset, and if COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that good health isn’t guaranteed for any of us. It’s no surprise then, in a time when we’ve all been worried about what happens if the worst does happen, that quality health and wellness benefits have never been so valued.

Before the pandemic began, many people - especially the young and healthy - saw benefits differently. They often valued time and flexibility above the more traditional, tangible benefits like health insurance or retirement income, so it was no surprise that the gig economy really took off. Working your own hours and being your own boss sounds great! That is, until you realize you’re completely on your own when disaster strikes. No health insurance, no sick leave, no unemployment insurance, etc. What if you or someone in your family gets sick? What if you’re unable to work due to that illness? Not so fun after all. 

But the tables are turning. When choosing a job or career path, we’re now seeing job seekers of all ages - even those in peak physical health - become more concerned with health and wellness benefits than ever before.

In the construction trades, the benefits are bountiful! Tradesmen and women have access to great health insurance, paid time off, sick leave, unemployment insurance, job security, and so much more! Not to mention the intangibles that contribute to mental health and happiness, such as high job satisfaction rates, financial security, and a sense of belonging and purpose. The trades are committed to protecting their members and helping them lead productive and healthy lives. This is yet another reason why more and more people are considering a career in the construction trades, and why you should, too!

Our health is something none of us should ever have to gamble with; don’t gamble with yours. Learn more about a rich and rewarding career in the trades, where you and your family will be well taken care of. Find out how to get started today!

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Safety is Front and Center in a Registered Apprenticeship Program

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 18, 2020 12:08:13 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, Construct Your Future, registered apprenticeship program, job safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Safety Stand Down Week

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For the men and women who work in construction, the most important goal is to go home safe at the end of each shift.

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History of Labor Day Led to Registered Apprenticeship Programs

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2020 12:47:01 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, Construct Your Future, registered apprenticeship program, Labor Day

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Every year in September, the men and women who built this country and fought for better conditions and protections on behalf of all workers are remembered and celebrated.

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Apprentices Keep Learning On-the-Job During COVID-19

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 6, 2020 11:54:05 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, Construct Your Future, registered apprenticeship program, job safety, COVID-19

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As the coronavirus pandemic forced the United States and the rest of the world's educational systems to switch much of its learning online, construction industry apprentices were able to adapt much quicker because a major component of their learning was unchanged. 

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Apprenticeship offers different paths for prospective electricians

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2020 3:09:33 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in electrician, Construct Your Future, registered apprenticeship program, electrical industry

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Do you have an interest in building or renovating the stadium where your favorite sports team plays? Love heights and want to climb utility poles? Or perhaps you want to help companies become more efficient through improved telecommunication? All of these career paths begin with a registered apprenticeship program.

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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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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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National Women in Construction Week seeks to continue changing the industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 19, 2020 3:48:40 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in Construct Your Future, registered apprenticeship program, women in trades, National Women in Construction Week

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The week of March 1st was dubbed National Women in Construction Week by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). It served as an initiative to not only celebrate women in construction, but spread the word about this viable career opportunity.

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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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