Working in construction can open many doors and the certifications you will earn provide you with experience and skills that are in demand. From work on the tools to managing projects and owning your own company, the possibilities are endless.
You are more ready than you think.
Everyday you are developing the attitudes, skills and knowledge that employers look for in new workers. From your position on the soccer team to the projects you take on at home – you are continually learning and developing yourself to be ready to begin your career after high school.
WHY THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?
AVERAGE HOURLY WAGE for first year apprentices is $19. Most first jobs in construction start between $13 and $20 per hour.
A RED SEAL ENDORSEMENT is a trades-ticket valid across the country and around the world.
50+ CERTIFIED CONSTRUCTION TRADES to discover in BC and many more non-certified and related occupations.
LEARN HOW TO DO THINGS YOURSELF Build a home. Turn ideas into reality. Develop skills that last a lifetime.
Create your profile on FutureBuilder. If you are under 19, you will be prompted to get permission from a parent or guardian.
With FutureBuilder, you’re able to keep track of all your accomplishments and achievements.
As you progress, share with teachers, parents, employers or others who support you to complete the levels. Get endorsements on projects, volunteer activities and work experience.
Meet industry experts through work experience and ITA Youth Programs. Find out how Construction Ready can help by contacting a Construction Career Catalyst.
Share your achievements with employers when you graduate to discover entry level jobs and apprenticeships.
If you’re not sure how to complete a task, ask for help from your parents, teachers, or local Construction Career Catalyst. On-site employers expect you to ask when you’re unsure, as it keeps everyone safe and gets the job done right.