Construction involves more than just wearing a hard hat. They’re jobs that require problem-solving abilities and math skills like calculating measurements, weights, and the ability to read blueprints.
Possible career paths include:
- Construction Laborers
- Construction Supervisors
- Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters
Construction in Michigan displays a higher than average share of workers in the prime-working age group of 35 to 54.
About half of Construction businesses are small, with zero to 19 employees.
Construction ranks first in Michigan with the percentage of a self-employed workforce.
Building permits for housing has almost tripled since the 2009 recession (from 6,900 in 2009 to 20,400 in 2016).
The recovery of construction employment today (2016) is stronger in the state than it is nationwide, according to the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives.
Take a Construction Skilled Trades Tour with Tom Daldin at Erhardt Construction.
Tom Daldin talks to children about early curiosities and Skilled Trade jobs in Michigan.
Educational institutions that offer Skilled Trades training and programs.
The growing demand for trades jobs has opened new windows of opportunity. Apprenticeships provide expert, reputable training for young individuals looking for a career in construction.