FOR THE HARDWORKING PEOPLE AT CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL
Construction Career Pathway
Construction is one of the nation’s largest industries with over 7 million wage and salary jobs and 1.9 million self-employed workers. Construction includes the building of new structures as well as additions and modifications to existing ones. The construction industry also includes maintenance, repair and improvements on these structures.
Construction job opportunities are expected to be excellent for experienced workers. The number of wage and salary jobs is expected to increase approximately 11 percent through 2014.
Employment in the construction industry can be gained through a variety of educational and training backgrounds. Those entering construction out of high school usually start as laborers, helpers or apprentices. The skills required for many construction jobs take years to learn and are usually learned through some combination of classroom instruction and on-the-job training. The more education received, generally the more skilled workers become.