How Educators Can Get Students Interested in Construction Careers

When children are asked what they aspire to be when they grow up, they’ll typically say something like a doctor, actor, superstar, professional athlete or even the president. Those are all interesting and rewarding jobs, but the truth is that only about 10% of adults currently hold their childhood dream job. But that doesn’t mean […]

Why Choose a Career in Construction?

Construction jobs often get a bad rep, and for no good reason. In fact, there are many reasons to choose a career in construction. Citing Primus Workforce’s article, here’s “10 Reasons to Start a Career in Construction.” – 1. Good Pay A construction job typically has an outstanding pay scale especially if you stick to […]

3 Benefits Construction Careers Can Offer You

Even during an economic strife, the construction industry has faced a steady incline over the last 10 years, but that isn’t the only benefit of choosing a career in this field. Strong Job Security Regardless of how the economy shifts, construction will always be needed, which is a huge reason why the industry faced a […]

The Misperception of Skilled Labor

The Mike Rowe Works Foundation is on a mission to help close the skills gap by challenging the stigma and stereotypes that discourage people from pursuing millions of available jobs. We’re proud to boast their mission as loudly as we can. “We’re redefining the definition of a good education and a good job, because we […]

2nd Fastest Growing Industry

The benefits of construction careers continue to pile up as the industry grows at a fast rate. In a February 2021 article 12 Fastest-Growing Industries in the U.S., lists the benefits of holding a job in this industry, including a higher salary, stronger job security, and more career advancement opportunities. Among their list of the […]

Introducing Students to Trades Careers

A 2014 survey conducted by RIGID revealed that 94 percent of students nationwide (ages 14-18) said they weren’t interested in the trades, citing these top reasons: Those same students were surveyed again after being accurately educated about the trades, and a whopping 77 percent of them said they were interested in these types of careers. The Mike […]