Trades

Introduction

There are a wide variety of opportunities in every trade of the construction industry, including the support industries.  Currently the construction industry is dealing with an aging workforce that is set to retire over the next several years. In fact, the workforce has been declining over the past 40 years. Construction jobs are expected to grow by 11% over the next 10 years. As of 2019, nationwide, we are about a million and a half short of employees in the construction industry. There are currently 1.4 million fewer people employed in construction than there were in 2007. A contribution to the decline is certain vocational trade programs, and in some cases all trade programs, being cut throughout schools across the nation and a higher focus put on four-year degrees, despite the rising cost. These and other reasons, it is opening up the additional need, to the current industry need, for new skilled workers. It is an industry with endless possibilities and many open doors to all trades in the industry.  Without the influx of new skilled workers, it will impact the development and renovation of buildings that house our critical infrastructure.

Working side by side with hardworking, salt of the earth people, much like yourself, to achieve a single goal will provide you with a feeling of comradery, friendship and family.  The sense of accomplishment and awe you will feel knowing that you were a contributor in the erection of a new skyscraper, industrial plant, school or home is an amazing feeling.

Introduction

There are a wide variety of opportunities in every trade of the construction industry, including the support industries.  Currently the construction industry is dealing with an aging workforce that is set to retire over the next several years. In fact, the workforce has been declining over the past 40 years. Construction jobs are expected to grow by 11% over the next 10 years. As of 2019, nationwide, we are about a million and a half short of employees in the construction industry. There are currently 1.4 million fewer people employed in construction than there were in 2007. A contribution to the decline is certain vocational trade programs, and in some cases all trade programs, being cut throughout schools across the nation and a higher focus put on four-year degrees, despite the rising cost. These and other reasons, it is opening up the additional need, to the current industry need, for new skilled workers. It is an industry with endless possibilities and many open doors to all trades in the industry.  Without the influx of new skilled workers, it will impact the development and renovation of buildings that house our critical infrastructure.

Working side by side with hardworking, salt of the earth people, much like yourself, to achieve a single goal will provide you with a feeling of comradery, friendship and family.  The sense of accomplishment and awe you will feel knowing that you were a contributor in the erection of a new skyscraper, industrial plant, school or home is an amazing feeling.

Type of Careers

Architure

Architects design structures such as houses, apartment complexes, shopping centers, office buildings, and factories. In addition to considering their physical appearance, they also make sure these structures will be functional, safe, economical, and suit the needs of the people who will use them.

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Engineering

Engineering is a broad work category that refers to jobs that use science and mathematics to solve a variety of problems. Engineers work in disciplines that include mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, and environmental engineering, among others.

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Project Management

The role of a project manager is wide-ranging. A project manager assumes full responsibility for successfully initiating, designing, planning, controlling, executing, monitoring, and closing a project. These professionals work in a wide range of industries, although the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies this type of manager as a construction position.

Approximately 471,800 project managers worked in the construction industry in 2018. (Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Construction Managers.” Accessed May 26, 2020.)

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Inspector

A building and construction inspector is employed by a city or township, and inspects buildings for the purpose of making sure they are safe to use. The inspector does this by enforcing the building code, which has detailed and specific standards that need to be adhered to in order to pass inspection.

The building inspected could be a new-build, a remodelling project, or even a prospective real estate purchase that needs an inspection.

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Surveyors

Surveyors determine legal property boundaries. They provide data and compile legal documents—called surveys—for building, mapmaking, and real estate projects. Those who work in this discipline might be called land, site, or property surveyors.

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And Many More…..

Employment Opportunities

Minnesota Works.Net

 

MinnesotaWorks.net is an internet-based self-service system where employers and job seekers can find each other. Registration is encouraged because it allows full access to all the features of the system. This site is supported by Employer tax dollars and there is no additional fee to use this service.

Job seekers can post up to five resumes to be searched by employers. They can also search for job openings and be contacted by e-mail when new job postings meeting their search criteria are found by the system.

Employers can post job openings. They can also search for job candidates, recruit job seekers online, and elect to receive emails when new resumes are found that match their requirements.

MinnesotaWorks.net is a service provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED is responsible for administering various state and federal programs that provide workforce development services. For more information about DEED, please visit http://mn.gov/deed.

Award Staffing

In 1988, Award Staffing started with only one office and a couple of team members with a committed approach: provide clients with unsurpassed service and associates with a clear career path, all while serving the communities in which we work and live.

Today, Award Staffing has grown to a nationally-recognized staffing agency with six locations throughout the Twin Cities. Though much in the world has changed since our launch, our service approach with a local focus has not. By using innovative technologies and inspired processes, we have expanded our quality of service making Award Staffing a premier staffing company.

CareerForce

CareerForce is here to help you

We’re Minnesota’s career development and talent matching resource.  We guide people toward rewarding careers, connect individuals to opportunities and help employers find the workers they need to grow and thrive.  

We are committed to continually working to enhance our services to employers, prioritizing equity at the center of everything we do, leveraging technology and innovation to meet our customers where they are and always striving to serve them better.

Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals is one of the top staffing companies in the U.S. and Canada. Every day, we help people find jobs and provide workforce solutions to businesses. Albertville, MN Express provides a full range of employment solutions that include full-time, temporary, and part-time employment in a wide range of positions, including Professional, Light Industrial, and Office Services. We’re here to support you.

 

Employment Opportunities

Minnesota Works.Net

 

MinnesotaWorks.net is an internet-based self-service system where employers and job seekers can find each other. Registration is encouraged because it allows full access to all the features of the system. This site is supported by Employer tax dollars and there is no additional fee to use this service.

Job seekers can post up to five resumes to be searched by employers. They can also search for job openings and be contacted by e-mail when new job postings meeting their search criteria are found by the system.

Employers can post job openings. They can also search for job candidates, recruit job seekers online, and elect to receive emails when new resumes are found that match their requirements.

MinnesotaWorks.net is a service provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED is responsible for administering various state and federal programs that provide workforce development services. For more information about DEED, please visit http://mn.gov/deed.

Award Staffing

In 1988, Award Staffing started with only one office and a couple of team members with a committed approach: provide clients with unsurpassed service and associates with a clear career path, all while serving the communities in which we work and live.

Today, Award Staffing has grown to a nationally-recognized staffing agency with six locations throughout the Twin Cities. Though much in the world has changed since our launch, our service approach with a local focus has not. By using innovative technologies and inspired processes, we have expanded our quality of service making Award Staffing a premier staffing company.

CareerForce

CareerForce is here to help you

We’re Minnesota’s career development and talent matching resource.  We guide people toward rewarding careers, connect individuals to opportunities and help employers find the workers they need to grow and thrive.  

We are committed to continually working to enhance our services to employers, prioritizing equity at the center of everything we do, leveraging technology and innovation to meet our customers where they are and always striving to serve them better.

Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals is one of the top staffing companies in the U.S. and Canada. Every day, we help people find jobs and provide workforce solutions to businesses. Albertville, MN Express provides a full range of employment solutions that include full-time, temporary, and part-time employment in a wide range of positions, including Professional, Light Industrial, and Office Services. We’re here to support you.

 

Education & Training

Ridgewater College

A Minnesota community and technical college, Ridgewater offers more than 100 educational programs in transfer and technical education. In fact, some of our programs are unique in not only Minnesota, but also the nation.

With campuses in Willmar, Hutchinson, and online, Ridgewater serves more than 5,500 students. For 2020 and 2021, Ridgewater has been ranked as Minnesota’s #1 Community College based on value, strong academics, student life, facilities, diversity, student experiences, location, and safety! (Source: www.niche.com)

Education Opportunities 

St. Cloud Technical & Community College

St. Cloud Technical & Community College is located in the heart of Central Minnesota. Founded in 1948, SCTCC offers programs of study that lead directly to employment opportunities in the region as well as transfer options to four-year universities and colleges to pursue a bachelor’s degree. 

Nearly 5,600 students are enrolled in credit-based classes annually. More than 70% of the student population comes from the surrounding six counties, with the remaining students hailing from around the globe. More than 96% of the College’s graduates find employment in their fields of study or successfully transferred to another college or university to continue their education. 

Education Opportunities 

University of Minnesota

At the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, we seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. And we apply our expertise as students, faculty, and staff to engage with communities across Minnesota.

Education Opportunities 

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