Whether you’ve already graduated or are still in high school, this is a great time to consider your options in the construction industry.
If you’re a high school graduate or approaching graduation, you may be split on what to do next. You may be debating getting a job to pay the bills right away or pursuing some form of post-secondary education. When considering your options, don’t forget about the possibility of joining an apprenticeship or attending a trade school, where you can accomplish both.
If you’re still in high school or just starting out, there are so many great programs you can get involved in to prepare you for a career in the skilled trades. If you are interested in joining an industry with high pay, great benefits and plenty of jobs, the construction industry might be the perfect fit for you.
NEWTech Skills Center offers tuition-free career and technical education programs in agricultural, business and marketing, family and consumer sciences, health-sciences, and skilled trades and technical sciences. Students entering grades 11 or 12 are eligible to apply to NEWTech for the following school year.
Kootenai Technical Education Campus (KTEC) is a partnership between business and industry leaders, local school districts and local manufacturers. This Branch campus of your local high school provides tuition free industry and business grade training for 11th and 12th grades, while offering dual enrollment credits, industrial certifications, and a new route to success through applied skilled learning.
Southeast Area Technical Skills Center (SEATech) is established to provide advanced-level Career and Technical Education programs based on rigorous academic and industry standards, preparing students for post-secondary education and successful entry into high-skill, high-demand careers and employment.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We help each student excel. A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.