Creative thinker. Self-starter. Problem solver. Hands-on learner. Do any of these personality traits remind you of yourself? A career in the mechanical construction industry might be the perfect fit for you. October is Careers in Construction Month and in celebration we’re shining a light on all the wonderful potential our industry has to offer individuals just like you.
There are tons of career options within the construction industry to explore, from HVAC technicians and electricians to sheet metal workers and welders and everything in between. If you enjoy working with your hands, problem-solving, working in a team environment, and using your creativity to provide solutions, take a look at the vast craft professional opportunities and positions available today. Plus, if you enjoy traveling, many of these positions offer the chance to work in different locations throughout the year.
Regardless of where you are in your education, when it comes to craft professions in the construction industry there is an abundance of options to choose from to begin training and acquiring the proper credentials. There are also many opportunities for financial assistance, such as the Human Resources Construction Council (HRCC) Build Your Future Scholarship program that aims to help those seeking training in the craft professions. Take a look at their scholarship criteria and apply before November 15, 2016, for a chance to receive their scholarship award to help cover training costs.
Explore training initiatives like community and technical colleges in your area that offer classes of interest and career advancement services. Apprenticeship programs are another great way to get the education and training you need to be successful in the industry, while being paid to do so. These programs offer hands-on learning from experienced and certified professionals with excellent opportunities for career advancement and the potential to have little to no educational debt.
For example, our in-house Department of Labor-approved Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Program utilizes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum, and is taught by highly skilled and certified professionals. Apprentices receive an education with hands-on training while also earning a paycheck from day one, and upon completion of the program they are placed on a national registry and awarded a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship. These benefits, coupled with our company’s commitment to investing in its employees, their professional development, and their career advancement, make Custom Aire’s Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Program a wonderful opportunity.
Link to Your Career Path
Interested to learn more information about career opportunities, our great apprenticeship program, or the construction industry in general? Contact us today! Additionally, if you or someone you know is an area high school sophomore interested in exploring the endless possibilities of a career in the trade profession, visit us in the “Construction Zone” at the 5th Annual Northern Valley Career Expo coming up on November 2nd at the Alerus Center. Speak to a representative from Custom Aire about your interest in the industry, ask any questions you may have about trade professions, and learn how we can be the link to your career path and help you build your future.