Career Opportunities in the Construction Trades

Date: Thu, March 07, 2013

About this program

Grade level(s):

Session #1 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
Session #2 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Contractors and builders offer a number of jobs in the construction and trades industry for workers of all levels and skill.

Most of the workers in construction are skilled craftsworkers or laborers, helpers, and apprentices who assist the more skilled trades workers. Construction workers generally are classified as either structural, finishing, or mechanical workers.

Persons can enter the construction industry with a variety of educational backgrounds. Those entering construction right out of high school start as laborers, helpers, or apprentices. Those who enter construction from technical or vocational schools also go through apprenticeship training.

Job opportunities are expected to be excellent in the construction industry, due largely to the numerous openings arising each year from experienced construction workers who leave jobs.

Join us as our guest tradesmen discuss their education background, apprenticeship program, skills needed to be successful at their trade and on-the-job experiences.


Trade Representatives from the Association of Builders and Constractors, Inc.

To participate:

Schools interested in participating in this educational opportunity should contact John Ramicone at 216-916-6360 or by February 15th. 

A program fee of $75.00 will be charged to schools not in the NOTA or NORT2H member districts.  Please process a purchase order to WIVZ/PBS Distance Learning, c/o John Ramicone, 1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44115 and fax a copy or the p.o. number to 216-916-6361.

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