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New Beginnings: Why You Should Consider A Career in the Construction Trades

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, trades, skilled labor shortage, construction jobs, careers, career opportunities

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2020 was quite a year. While it has been trying for all of us, it’s also forced good and needed reflection on what we really value, and what we want from life moving forward, both personally and professionally. Coupled with a new year and the new resolutions that come with it, 2021 is sure to be a year of progress, change, and growth.

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Are Construction Workers Essential Workers?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2021 12:19:40 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, construction jobs, construction outlook, careers, United States Construction, career opportunities, construction workers, COVID-19

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Construction trades have always been essential, long before the words pandemic, COVID, quarantine, and coronavirus were part of everyday life. Construction is the lifeblood of our nation’s progress and welfare, providing infrastructure and services that are critical to all aspects of our everyday lives. So when asked “Are Construction Workers Essential Workers?” the answer is a resounding and multifaceted YES!

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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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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 construction industry, construction jobs, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Construction

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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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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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Being an athlete could set you up for success

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 6, 2017 3:10:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in skilled labor shortage, construction jobs, Schools, careers

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Athletes know that success comes through hard work and discipline, by getting up early day after day and training when no one else is and by doing the things no one else will.

As an athlete, you also know that you are only as strong as the team that surrounds you— the people who encourage you when you are down and tired but not out, the brothers and sisters who push you to go beyond yourself and become your best self.   

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Seven reasons not to attend college

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2017 2:40:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, construction jobs, construction outlook, apprenticeships, Construct Your Future

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Michael Price, author of What Next? The Millennial’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Real World, believes anyone who makes the terrible mistake of pursuing a college education in this day and age will live to regret it. 

He believes that in the 1970s, college and universities used propaganda to convince people to attend their schools in order to get better jobs, while increasing the school’s profits through increased enrollment. 

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Construction Industry Hammered by Shortage of Skilled Labor

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2017 9:02:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in construction industry, skilled labor shortage, carpenters, construction jobs, electrician, plumber

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After the 2008 recession, construction and skilled labor numbers declined.  Now, as the construction industry busier than ever, the demand for well-trained, highly-educated tradespeople has never been higher.  Now is a great time to begin a career in the construction trades.

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Talking shop: How builders are addressing the skilled-labor shortage

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2017 3:44:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, construction jobs, construction outlook, careers, apprenticeships, Construct Your Future

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The skilled-labor shortage persists in the construction industry, pushing wages up, extending project timelines and putting pressure on builder–trade relations. There's never been a better time to start a career in the construction trades! Construct Your Future today!

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