You’ve determined what trade fits you. Now decide how to master it.
A community college will offer higher learning with a focus on your career goals.
An apprenticeship will offer on-site training while you earn money right away.
College isn’t for everyone, but it can be a great place to start.
A community college degree goes far beyond your standard high school courses to focus on the ins and outs of your desired trade in a traditional classroom environment. If you’ve got big career ambitions, a degree is always handy.
The best way to learn to do anything is to simply do it.
In the construction industry, learning by doing is the best way to learn. With degree in hand, your next stop is to begin sharpening your skills at any number of training programs throughout the state.
Doing what you love, and getting paid for it.
As a journeyman, you’ve earned the title of skilled tradesperson. And you’re earning a living by doing what you love. But no matter what trade you’ve learned, there’s always room for advancement.
You’ve been a part of the crew. Now be in charge of one.
Every construction crew needs a skilled leader in charge. And if you excel at your skilled trade, you’ll find opportunities to advance your career by guiding others as the foreman of your own team.
Directing the day-to-day operations on-site.
When it comes to large construction projects, the superintendent provides scheduling, supervision, and quality control. If it happens at a construction site, the superintendent is there to make sure it goes according to plan.
Being your own boss is the ultimate goal.
Once you’ve learned everything there is to know about the construction industry, you’re ready to run your own business. And with new jobs arriving every day, there’s no limit to your building—and earning—potential.
Work while you learn (and get paid while you do it).
If you’d rather bypass the college classroom and go straight into the construction industry, start your career with an apprenticeship. You’ll learn straight from master craftsmen of the skilled trades—and make some money along the way.
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