Recovery is all around us. The construction industry is revving up again, driven by a hefty backlog of work and a fresh dose of infrastructure revitalization. And just as many had predicted, we are now facing an extraordinary lack of skilled craft professionals who are ready to build, repair and maintain.
The cycle of recruitment for any industry hinges on informing young students about the possibilities for a particular career and the steps they need to take in order to accomplish their goals. Yet the construction industry is hindered by preconceived ideas and misconceptions about the education, training, and advancement opportunities associated with a successful career.
Some of these misconceptions start early on, perpetuated by well-meaning parents, teachers and guidance counselors:
“Oh, you can take a carpentry class in high school, but you can't make a living as a carpenter.” Read more » about Construction Careers: More than a back-up plan