Are you approaching high school graduation and unsure which career path best suits you?
Are you approaching high school graduation and unsure which career path best suits you? There is a statewide program designed for high school students who want hands on experience working with skilled tradespeople on an active jobsite. This program is called the Youth Apprenticeship Program, and it allows students to participate in paid on-the-job work experience while also being enrolled in academic classes.
Findorff provides Youth Apprentices within the Architecture & Construction Pathway an opportunity explore the career of a Carpenter.
A bricklayer or mason builds or repairs structures corresponding to construction plans. A significant portion of the work is outdoors and requires a substantial amount of physical activity.
Carpenters coordinate layout and schedule work with the other trades. They build or repair structures and framework. The ability to read plans is essential along with the demand of physical labor.
Cement finishers use a variety of tools to smooth and finish the surfaces of poured concrete. Attention to detail for how weather will impact the curing process is crucial.
An ironworker installs or repairs iron or steel beams and columns to support a building or structure. Work is performed at great heights and is physically demanding.
A laborer will perform a variety of tasks from operating hand and power tools, assisting with concrete pours, to helping maintain a clean job site. Heavy lifting and physical endurance is imperative.
Operating engineers are trained to operate cranes, forklifts, backhoes, and other large equipment. Understanding precise limits and standards of accuracy is essential.