As Ohioans statewide prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day with loved ones, we would like to take the opportunity to share what industry members love most about working in our industry.
Efficient – and Enjoyable – Training
Before we dive into what makes working in the industry so wonderful, we must take a moment to highlight the unique education that prepares people for work on and off the jobsite.
When it comes to skilled trades, training costs less, both when it comes to time and money. Education can begin as early as middle school at a career and technical education (CTE) center and can extend through on-the-job apprenticeship training for adult learners. And, given the great demand, competitive salaries and impressive benefits packages are ready and waiting for newly trained talent.
Those who have gone through CTE or apprenticeship programs note how the real-world learning experience made them equal parts prepared and excited for their future.
Variety of Opportunities
A common misconception is that working in the construction industry means you’ll be stuck working a skilled trade on a jobsite. But physical labor is just one part of the industry. There are many hands that make every project possible before ground is even broken:
- Marketing teams promote capabilities to earn projects.
- HR teams build the workforce to get the job done.
- Administrative teams do the upfront organizational and clerical work to keep everyone organized.
Those who are in the industry love the varied career paths that are possible. As they hone their skills and learn about new roles, they are able to adjust their careers accordingly. And, the in-demand industry is actively looking for people of all skill sets, meaning opportunities abound, unlike other industries who are currently facing mass layoffs. When it comes to the construction industry, workers across all specialties love that they can find their passion and build on their strengths for a rewarding career. This brings us to our third and final reason why people love working in the industry.
Working in the construction industry gives you the opportunity to make an impact on the community and see results right away. Construction is one of just a few industries where an individual’s impact is so apparent: you leave your mark on restaurants, factories, office spaces, schools, and more.
On the jobsite, you see the progress you’ve made at the end of every shift. You can’t replicate this sense of accomplishment in other lines of work. Even if your hands didn’t manually build a structure, every person who has a hand in a project reports feeling a sense of pride for the end result. No matter what role you play, every project you work on makes a positive impact on the local community.
Industry professionals report a sense of fulfillment unlike any other. Every project brings new opportunities to a town, from jobs to entertainment, home for people to live, factories to create products, and places for tourists to explore your city’s culture.
These are just three of the top-rated things industry members love about working in construction. Now, we want to know what you love most about working in the construction industry. Share with us on social with #ILoveConstruction. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @ibuildamerica_ohio.