Myth: You need to
be big and strong to make it in the construction trades.
Fact: The construction
profession requires that you be physically fit. It does not require
you to be big and
muscular. As a matter of fact, to succeed in this profession, brains
are just as important as
trades are for students who don't excel in high school.
Fact: Students must
have solid math and reading skills. Students applying for a career
in most construction
trades must take a written exam to qualify.
Myth: A career in
construction is not for women.
Fact: Nothing could
be further from the truth. The Construction
trades are for both men and women. Professionals
are required to perform some physical work, though it is not so
strenuous as to preclude
females or males of slight physical build.
Myth: It's dirty
Fact: Sometimes but
not always. Professionals involved in excavation, environmental
demolition do work in dirty and dusty conditions. However, most
of the trades work in clean
is dangerous work.
safety has been a major priority of the construction industry for
a long time. Professionals
are trained in proven safety procedures from day one and they use
the latest in equipment
to deter accidents. The construction industry works hand-in-hand
with the federal Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to continually improve work
site for safety.
If you are:
- Hard Working
- Physically Fit
- A Team Player
- Interested in a Career Rather Than Just A Job
...You Would be Wise to Consider a Career