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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 career opportunities, Construct Your Future, apprenticeship, construction industry

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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 career opportunities, Construct Your Future, construction industry, 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 career opportunities, Bureau of Labor Statistics, apprenticeship, construction industry, Construct Your Future

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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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For The Times They Are A-Changin’

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

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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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Short History of Why College Got So Expensive and What You Can Do About It

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in career opportunities, Construct Your Future, construction industry

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Let’s say you go to college, get a degree, and get a good job making a decent living— that’s the best case scenario right? You are now on your way to living the American Dream, but wait, are you?

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Department of Labor recognizes job openings in construction industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2017 7:25:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Construction, construction industry, construction jobs

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A recently published by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated a massive need for construction workers in the months of May and June. 

According to the BLS report, in June, there were over 225,000 jobs available in the construction industry throughout the United States.           

This data confirms a number of recent media reports claiming the construction industry has a need for highly-skilled and highly-trained workers. 

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If You Are an Artist, You Should Consider Becoming an Artisan As Well

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 23, 2017 2:15:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in Construct Your Future, construction industry, construction outlook

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Are you an artist? Do you make art? Do other people tell you you are artistic? 

Do you get excited when you get new materials to work with, or better yet, when you find new materials and use them to create a piece of art? 

An artist is someone who looks at the world differently, someone who sees the possibility for making and building everywhere and at all times. 

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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 Construct Your Future, apprenticeships, building trades, construction jobs, construction industry

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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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U.S. News and World Report ranks the most in-demand construction jobs

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2017 4:20:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in skilled labor shortage, Construct Your Future, construction industry, construction outlook

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Does the thought of sitting in a college classroom for four years seem unappealing?

Do you hate writing long term papers? 

Are you worried about finding a good job so you can move out of your parent’s house? 

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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 Construct Your Future, apprenticeships, building trades, construction outlook, construction industry, careers

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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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