One thing we can all agree on is education being the cornerstone to any successful career. We could even assume that with more education comes a greater chance at career success. For the last several decades, however, there has been a perception that a 4-year college degree is the only type of education leading to career prosperity. It is time to challenge that thinking.
Recent evidence shows the importance of discussing all forms of post-secondary education; whether it be a 4-year degree, a technical school, an apprenticeship, or on the job training, as all provide a person the basis for a successful career.
In today’s complex world, parents, educators and counselors yield tremendous influence over a young person preparing to make a career decision for the first time. As someone young people look up to, we would like you to be aware of just how much the construction industry has grown in quality opportunities.
The construction industry offers high paying jobs and ranks high in job satisfaction. There are numerous career opportunities for students who want to enter the workforce immediately after high school and for those who want to attend a 4-year college or a 2-year technical school. A career in construction could turn out to be the best decision a young person will ever make.
The best way to make students aware of the opportunities available in the construction industry is to have industry representatives meet with them. We encourage you to set up job site tours or presentations for interested students and we are here to help! Contact us and we can help connect you with a local contractor.
To assist with bringing awareness to the great opportunities within Iowa’s construction industry, Governor Branstad declared by proclamation the first week of October to be Construction Week. Visit the Construction Week website to learn more about how schools and organizations can partner with local companies to obtain more information about the construction industry. In addition, we have put together the free resources on this page to assist schools and other organizations in communicating the message.