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5 Reasons to Join the Construction Industry

California’s construction industry is thriving! Whether you’re college-bound or looking for opportunities to start working right after high school, this inclusive, dynamic industry has a fulfilling career path that’s perfect for you.

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Top 5 Reasons to Join the Construction Industry

 

#1. Jobs! Whether you aspire to work in an office or on a job site, the construction industry is hiring! In fact, 83% of construction companies in California will be looking for new employees over the next 12 months and the industry as a whole is projected to grow 18% by the year 2026.

 

#2. Earn While You Learn Did you know skilled tradespeople like carpenters, cement masons, electricians, and more, learn their craft through apprenticeship programs? This unique approach to training combines classroom learning with on-the-job experience and you get paid for every hour you put in. That’s right, you’ll earn while you learn and once you’ve completed your apprenticeship, you’ll be prepared to start a career in the industry.

 

#3. High-tech, High-reward The construction industry embraces the latest technology to ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable building practices. If you want to work with drones, innovative software, virtual reality, and heavy equipment, you won’t be disappointed.

 

#4. Versatility The skill, creativity, and manpower needed to design and construct buildings, roads, and bridges are vast. No matter what you’re passionate about, there’s a role in the process that can be your calling.

 

#5. Build Your Legacy In construction, you can build roads, skyscrapers, schools, and stadiums that make history and change the skyline. Your career can have a long-lasting impact on your community, so you leave behind a true legacy.

 

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