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What Trades are in Highest Demand?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2024 9:15:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in trades, Residential Construction, careers, Construct Your Future, career opportunities, electrical industry

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In the world of construction, the demand for skilled tradespeople has never been higher. 

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Why a Lineman’s Job is So Important

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2023 5:33:42 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in building trades, construction jobs, electrician, careers, electrical industry

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Have you ever stopped to think about how electricity gets to your home or job? You flip a switch and the lights come on, or you plug in your phone charger and it starts charging. But have you ever thought about what happens behind the scenes to make that possible? That's where lineworkers come in.

Lineworkers are skilled professionals who work on both overhead and underground power lines and electrical systems to ensure that electricity is transmitted safely and efficiently across cities, counties, and states. They are responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing the infrastructure that carries electricity from power plants to homes, businesses, schools, hospitals, factories, and all of the other buildings and facilities that make up our communities.

Without lineworkers, we wouldn't have electricity. That means no lights, no refrigeration, no heating or air conditioning, no internet…the list goes on and on. But lineworkers aren't just important for our daily conveniences. Lineworkers play a critical role in keeping our modern society running safely and smoothly

When a storm or natural disaster strikes, lineworkers are often first on the scene. They know that even a few minutes without electricity can have a huge economic impact on a community and can put lives in serious danger. They work tirelessly in dangerous and extreme conditions, at all hours of the day or night, to restore the power needed to keep hospitals running during a storm, and students cool during the hottest school days.

It’s no wonder that lineworkers are often called the "unsung heroes" of our society! Their work can be hard and dangerous, and requires immense amounts of expertise, skill, and bravery. Yet they willingly and proudly do this work to ensure that we have the electricity we need to power our lives.

Lineworkers also have a critical role in enabling a bright future for our country and communities. As the world becomes more reliant on electricity, lineworkers are responsible for ensuring that the infrastructure can handle the increased demand by learning and working with cutting-edge technologies to make the power grid more efficient and reliable.

The job of a lineworker is not an easy one, but it’s an important and rewarding one. They are essential to our way of life and play a vital role in our society. So, the next time you turn on a light or charge your phone, take a moment to appreciate the lineworkers who make it all possible!

Interested in becoming a lineworker? Learn more about how to get started with an electrical apprenticeship to join the ranks of these brave men and women!

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What it Takes to be an Electrical Lineman

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Construct Your Future posted in electric utilities, electrician, careers, career opportunities, electrical industry

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There’s no doubt about it: lineworkers have one of the most important jobs in our country. They keep our lights on, quite literally. Lineworkers are responsible for setting up, maintaining, and repairing the power lines that bring electricity from the powerplant to our homes, businesses, and communities.

After a major storm, natural disaster, or other emergency, lineworkers are often some of the first on the scene, bravely facing the elements and risky situations to repair power lines and restore power. In between major events, lineworkers are always hard at work, delivering power to new developments and areas, and making sure our power lines are safe and secure.

It’s a big job, and with great power (pun intended) comes great responsibility: the responsibility to keep our nation up and running.

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How Do You Become an Electrical Worker?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2021 1:00:37 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in apprenticeship, electrician, careers, apprenticeships, electrical industry

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Electrical work is a booming trade. The demand for skilled electrical workers is already high, and only expected to grow. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth of over 8% between 2019 and 2029, which is double that of the projection for all other occupations. If you’re searching for a career that is not only fulfilling, but can give you job security, interesting projects, and great benefits, look no further than electrical work. Wondering how to get started?

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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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What Does an Electrical Worker Do?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 27, 2021 4:09:53 PM / by Construct Your Future posted in electric utilities, electrician, electrical industry

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A world without electricity is hard to imagine. Electricity keeps our world running and moving forward, providing essential infrastructure to power our homes, businesses, schools and factories. We’d have none of this without the meaningful work done by electrical workers!

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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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