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Do You Have to be Physically Strong to Work in Construction?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 13, 2022 9:30:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, trades, construction jobs, construction workers

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Construction work has the reputation of being physically demanding and hard on your body. While some jobs in the building trades can be physically intense, there are many that don’t require brute strength or really much strength at all. It’s one of the biggest myths of construction work!

In fact, many people choose a career in the building trades because of the physical aspects. In the trades, work is active and engaging. No sitting in one place behind a desk for countless hours on end. In the trades, you’re up, moving, and working with your hands to build something meaningful and lasting. It is physical work, though, and physical work does require different abilities and skills than that of your average desk job.

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What Qualities Make a Good Tradesperson?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2022 4:46:41 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, trades, careers, construction workers

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Thinking of joining the construction trades, and wondering if you have what it takes to be successful?

Being a successful tradesperson requires much more skill than simply being able to swing a hammer or weld a pipe. A master tradesperson has unique talents and meticulously honed skills developed over many years of training and hard work.

Similar to any job, it’s not just the hard skills and know-how that matter in the building trades; the soft skills matter, too. In fact, soft skills might matter more! Many of the most successful tradespeople entered their careers with little to no prior knowledge or experience in their field, but their soft skills are what have made them successful. So, what are those qualities and skills?

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Great Careers in High Demand

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 23, 2021 1:16:30 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, trades, skilled labor shortage, construction jobs, construction outlook, careers, career opportunities, construction workers

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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!

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What is an Outside Lineman and Why Should We Thank Them Every Day?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 29, 2021 4:51:46 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, electric utilities, electrician, construction workers, electrical industry

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April 18 was National Lineman Appreciation Day and this post is meant to shower our nation’s lineworkers with a whole lot of love.

So just what is a line worker, anyway?

Outside Line Workers ensure that electrical power gets from power plants to our homes, offices, schools, hospitals, factories, and all other types of buildings and facilities. Linemen do a huge variety of jobs, including:

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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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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 rewarding career in the trades

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 19, 2019 12:10:00 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in electrician, apprenticeships, Construct Your Future, construction workers

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Mike Burdick of Queensbury, N.Y. went to college because that was what was expected of him after graduating from high school.

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Registered electrical apprenticeship programs provide valuable training for a great career

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 24, 2018 9:20:29 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, Construct Your Future, construction workers

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A number of high school graduates and college students struggle to find a career that pays well and they enjoy. A registered apprenticeship program in the construction industry can set you ahead for a life of financial success.

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Find Fulfillment in the Construction Industry

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2017 1:09:27 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in Construct Your Future, career opportunities, construction workers

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It’s not a secret anymore. The U.S. needs more construction workers.  Not only that, but the young men and women coming out of high school and college might be exactly the people to fill this economic gap.

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