April 7, 2024

Myth: Any schmuck can get a job in the construction Industry.

Fact: Construction workers are in high demand, but career training to acquire knowledge and skills is a must.

Many laborers actually have some college education; otherwise they are considered skilled tradesmen. Construction is one of the only industries where employers continually pay for, host or send their employees to receive training. Apprenticeships are highly competitive. From education regarding OSHA safety regulations to classes, seminars and conferences regarding the latest construction technology and innovation, construction professionals are constantly improving their skill sets.

Workers interested in pursuing project management or other upper-level positions are often required to obtain a degree or further technical training. In a competitive market, especially the post-recession construction market, it can be very difficult for uneducated or inexperienced workers to find a job.

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