Thinking about a new career? Looking for work that you can not only be proud of and fulfilled by, but a career that is built on real, lasting skills that is secure and can’t be outsourced or automated? Look no further than a career in the building trades!
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!
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.
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.
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?
Perhaps you heard the college recruiter tell you that a degree from their prestigious university can get you a job anywhere.
Just because you have a piece of paper that probably put you tens of thousands of dollars in debt, if not more, does not guarantee you a job.
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?
Are you thinking about going to college and are unsure about what you want to study?
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.
The construction indusrty is growing at rates not seen since before the 2008 recession. The immense amount of work projected for 2017 needs to be done by well-trained, highly-educated professionals. Meaning there's never been a better time to join the construction trades!