CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION
Get a Job or Get a Career?
While a college degree is a remarkable achievement, it may not be the best choice for you at this time of your life. Degrees don't guarantee anyone a successful career, job security, or immediate health benefits. Many young adults find that they either can't afford college or haven't yet decided what type of career they would like to pursue.
Remember, you can always go back to school and get your degree, but when you consider a career in the construction trades, you'll earn-while-you-learn today, and enjoy a brighter, more secure tomorrow.
A career in today's trades delivers a higher degree of high-tech education, because the Three Rivers Construction Alliance is committed to increasing skill levels.
When you choose to attend college, your education is finished upon graduation. But when you choose a career in the union construction trades, your education never ends. Since today's technology could easily be out of date tomorrow, the Three Rivers Construction Alliance constantly works to increase skill levels in all trades through a commitment to continuing education and life-long learning. From Apprentice to Journeyperson, the building trades and contractors who make up the TRCA are delivering the best-trained, most well-prepared, high-tech workers ever to take on the most challenging projects.
Be In Demand, Stay In Command
Nationally, over five million people work in the US construction industry, but it's estimated that more than two hundred thousand new workers will be needed every year throughout this decade. What does this mean to those thinking about a career in the trades? It means:
- Excellent wages and benefits.
- An extensive Earn-While-You-Learn continuing educational process.
- Job security.
- Increasing skill levels.
- Unprecedented opportunities for advancement for everyone.
To find out more, explore our web site, talk to your school's Guidance Counselor, attend an upcoming Career Fair, or contact us.
Thomas A. White, Executive Director
Three Rivers Construction Alliance
233 Springfield Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: (815) 741-3747
Fax: (815) 230-1376