Training for construction covers, various specialised topics which depend on different areas of construction. Let us look at the requirement of different programs and the different career options, growth in the job and information about salary for graduates in the construction trade. Some of the professionals in the trade of construction need to have formal training. For instance, a person who wants the job of a construction manager should have a bachelor degree in civil engineering or construction management. On the other hand carpenters, electricians and plumbers should complete an apprenticeship to get a license. However, painters can learn with the help of apprenticeship, but certification is not mandatory.
Contractors mainly start in the field by doing trade labour in the beginner’s level, for instance with the help of an apprenticeship. By this, they can gain hands-on knowledge and understanding of all the processes involved in the construction of a building along with installation and repair. This allows them to make informed decisions about all the elements of the project that they will manage in the future.
There are three types of contractors – speciality trade contractors, general contractors and heavy and civil engineering construction contractors. It is necessary to have good physical stamina and strength to work in any one of these jobs. Working overtime, in the evening and on holidays is quite common in this industry. Work schedules can be affected by weather conditions. Most construction sites are unstable and hence safety is the most important for workers on a construction site.