Career information construction
contractors often learn the skills of the trade through hands-on training and working on a construction site. Before becoming a contractor many people have a job as a laborer Apprenticeships and internships provide valuable training in carpentry plumbing electrical work or masonry and can sometimes substitute for an education background.
Many construction managers work from a main office, but most work out of a field office at the construction site where they monitor the project and make daily decisions about construction activities The need to meet deadlines and respond to emergencies often requires long hours.
- Assist construction site workers in erecting structures and demolition.
- Unload and load construction materials.
- Distribute materials.
- Erect concrete forms and scaffolding.
- Drill and blast into earth and rock.
- Mix and pour concrete and asphalt.
- Level concrete and earth using trowels and shovels.
- Remove debris.
- Clean up spills and remove hazardous material.
- Direct and control traffic.
- Erect traffic control signs.
- Assist heavy equipment operators to secure special attachments to equipment.
High school preparation
You can go volunteer to go work with any family members that do currently work in a construction field.
I would want my English math teachers and literacy ms. Carlin to be my reference when A certain person would call and ask questions.
Post secondary plan requirements
College majors. Construction , Construction management bachelor degree.
There is no formal education requirements to start you just shadow more experienced workers on a job site.