Construction Skills

& Management

Manufacturing & Trades

Love to build things with your hands?

Follow a career in CONSTRUCTION SKILLS & MANAGEMENT.

What is it?

Construction workers helped build the house you live in, the school you attend, the buildings where people work, and the roads you drive on.  Essentially most any home, building, or structure is built by construction workers involved in a variety of tasks, from digging the foundation, to putting up the frame of a house or building, to making sure that materials are moved to the right location.

What will I do?

  • Preparing a construction site, removing bushes, debris, or old building materials to make way for the new structure
  • Using heavy machinery to dig basements, foundations, or trenches
  • Putting up the initial framework of a building or bridge, or laying the foundation of a road
  • Transports or moves equipment or materials used for the project
  • Skilled workers will add the details, including carpentry, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning, and painting

Leads to these jobs:

  • Brick mason
  • Carpenter
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Owner
  • Electrician
  • HVAC Technician
  • Painter / Plasterer
  • Pipe fitter
  • Plumber
  • Roofer

Is this for me?

  • Involves manual labor and working with your hands
  • Strong attention to detail
  • You value quality work
  • Ability to learn specific skills that can be perfected over time
  • Follow detailed building codes, as designed by the government

Construction Worker

Employment Stats in Lake County

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JOB GROWTH
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Hourly Earnings

  • Entry Level – $12.56
  • Average – $26.86
  • Experienced – $43.94

Source – Emsi, 2018

Interested in pursuing a career in Construction & Trades?

IF YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Check first with your local high school to see if they offer a Construction & Trades program. You can also register for the Construction & Trades programs offered by the Tech Campus.

Learn more at: www.techcampus.org/csm

IF YOU NEED TUITION
OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
:

Lake County Workforce Development has programs that may assist you with tuition or financial assistance.

Learn more here.

Or visit the
Job Center of Lake County’s website.

IF YOU HAVE
GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:

Check out available Construction & Trades and other information technology programs offered by the College of Lake County.

Learn more at: www.clcillinois.edu

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