As the unemployment rate in the United States remains near historic lows, many teenagers are exploring the rich job market with an eye on starting their career without a college degree. For some, this may be an opportunity to exploit their learning style to earn while they learn, but is your child’s learning style a … Read more Guest Blog: Learning Styles & Trades
Many of you out there are wondering what you can do as parents, teachers, counselors, and members of the industry to help tackle this crisis. We’ve compiled a few simple steps that can have a huge impact on getting youth involved in the trades. Talk Nothing is more effective than simple word of mouth to … Read more What Can You Do?
An article from PBS News Hour highlights the continued need for skilled tradespeople the US, and the benefits those jobs have the for people that choose them. The United States has 30 million jobs that pay an average of $55,000 per year and don’t require a bachelor’s degree… People with career and technical educations are actually … Read more PBS: After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople
WASHINGTON, May 1 – The labor shortage for the remodeling industry continues to impact the industry, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers. NAHB released the survey results, which highlights availability of labor and subcontractors, to kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May. “The labor shortage continues … Read more Remodeling Labor Shortage Continues to Impact Industry
Seven seconds. According to Business Insider, this short amount of time represents the time frame in which you make a first impression. How you speak, carry and present yourself will determine your success in these seven seconds. Whether at an interview, job site, trade show or in the office, practiced communication and presentation will help … Read more Guest Blog: Nail The Interview
A new article in Bloomberg highlights the continued nationwide trends of high demand for skilled trades, and the high paychecks that are coming with it. Indeed, the 40 plumbers at Superior Plumbing in Atlanta earn around $90,000 in wages and commissions — about 70 percent higher than the region’s average income. Owner Jay Cunningham figures he … Read more Big Demand, Big Paychecks
When you meet someone new, there are two questions that are often the first to be asked. “What’s your name?” is usually the first for obvious reasons, and hopefully is pretty easy to answer. The next question might make you pause for a second though, “What do you do?” For many people that question won’t … Read more Guest Blog: Is A Career In Construction Right For You?
Project Build Minnesota is excited to continue our efforts to make construction the first choice for hard working youth. As we move through our second year, we wanted to share our progress. Want to get our newsletter in your inbox? Sign Up Now! President’s Perspective Construction Season Heats Up Statewide, the 2019 construction season is … Read more Project Build Minnesota Newsletter May 2019
The construction industry is not alone in their shortage of skilled labor. Recognizing this issue, National Skilled Trades Day was established to encourage students and others looking for jobs to enter skilled trades jobs. In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed that National Skilled Trades Day will be observed on the first Wednesday … Read more May 1st is National Skilled Trades Day