With the housing market so strong and the inventory low, it is no wonder that the construction industry is booming. Residential construction has tons of talented and creative people in the industry. This industry has great earning potential, job security, and room for advancement, which gives those in the industry a sense of personal achievement. This makes it a perfect industry for your children to consider in the future.
There are a couple of big factors to consider when it comes to your child’s future, education and career. These factors tie into both by gaining knowledge and skills and putting them to use. A good way for your child to consider all career options is to experience Career and Technical Education (CTE).
CTE provides younger generations with the education and skills they need for college and careers. It also gives kids a reason to learn by taking real-world skills and knowledge in a specific field to focus on. There is a high demand for CTE. Ninety-four percent of parents support it, 86% of both students and parents vocalized they wish they had the opportunity to have received more real-world knowledge and skills at school. In fact, 54% of business leaders say the educational system does not implement CTE enough.
Remember there are plenty of opportunities in the construction industry. There are occupations such as carpenters, plumbers, and HVACR technicians that are in high demand. If college isn’t your thing, there are other ways to get to a good career.