There’s no one way to get into construction
THERE’S NO “ONE WAY” TO GET INTO CONSTRUCTION. With so many trades and career paths to choose from, it’s really about finding the right fit for your interests and lifestyle.
Start by reviewing different career choices by clicking here. Once you’ve narrowed down some of your choices, call up local construction companies and see if you can tour a job site, or call some of the many training facilities advertised in our latest issue of Building Futures magazine by clicking here. Ask if they can put you in touch with a journey person in your chosen trade so you can ask them all about their job. You’ll also want to make arraignments to tour various training facilities to meet the instructors.
The next step is up to you!
- Register as an apprentice and combine on-the-job training with in-class learning.
- Enroll for post-secondary training at a university, community college, or technical institute.
- Find a job as an entry-level construction worker and learn on the job.