Teens across the country are going back to school–but do you know what your future holds? If you are a student who is ready to explore your options–or a professional who feels stuck in their passion-less position– we challenge you to explore a career in construction.
The passion, purpose, and potential of our work is worth sharing, and the construction industry is ready for YOU. Check out all the reasons why you should consider a career in construction, and contact us if you’re ready to learn more!
For Current High School Students
While most teens are preparing to sit at a desk for hours on end after a summer of freedom, construction industry hopefuls are taking a smarter, more strategic step toward their future through apprenticeships and technical training. And you can too!
Depending on the year you’re entering, you might already be looking into colleges. Many of your fellow classmates might be weighing the pros and cons of stomaching the hefty bill that comes with a standard 4-year degree. But when you choose to work toward a career in construction, you’ll save money and get to where you want to be faster.
If you’re a junior or senior, look into local apprenticeship opportunities. Not only will you earn great money while you advance your skills, you’ll have a 9 in 10 chance of earning a full time role upon completing your apprenticeship. Even better? You’ll earn more than your current classmates before they even graduate from college. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average starting salary following an apprenticeship is $60,000 per year. Click here to learn more about apprenticeships on our website.
For rising freshmen and sophomores, get more out of your time in high school by taking advantage of Career-Technical Education. With these programs, you can actually work toward your career in construction, rather than focus on unnecessary filler classes. Visit our website to find a Technical Center in your district.
For High School Graduates
Don’t worry, even if you’ve already graduated, you can still take part in apprenticeship and technical training programs. Most Career-Technical Education programs only take anywhere from 3 to 18 months to complete. This may sound like an uphill battle, but participants in this type of program are able to start their career much sooner than traditional college and university degree programs. Visit our website to learn more.
For Your Future
When you choose a career in the construction industry, you choose continuous growth.
Your expertise will never stagnate. This hands-on field prefers learning-by-working, meaning you’re rewarded for the work you do, and advance your skills as you do. In addition, the construction industry is always advancing its technology, from job site machinery to virtual data collection. Unlike most industries, you’ll grow as the industry advances.
Your salary will grow as your skills develop. In many fields, you hit a glass ceiling, only meeting certain metrics that have already been previously established. But in the construction industry, you decide what you earn based on the work you put in. The hard work is worth it – some specialties average an $80,000 per year salary!
The opportunities are endless in the construction industry. So, the hardest part in this entire process will be selecting the right career for you. Don’t get stuck in the comfort of the standard back-to-school routine. Instead, follow us on Instagram so you never miss our Featured Position posts, where you can learn more about potential opportunities. Once you have a general idea of where you’d like to take your career, contact us for support as you take your first step.