Increasing specialized skills in potential construction workers
August 03, 2012
Technology is becoming more prominent on the job site, and those coming into the industry need to be prepared to handle this new movement or be left behind. Construction management software, specialized heavy machinery and advanced computerized blueprints and other plans are now staples of the site, and if an up-and-coming career person wants to make it to the top, it's essential to learn about these programs and processes.
Some workers are offering these specialized skills to younger people by teaching with Boys and Girls Clubs around the country. They have been showing them different aspects of the construction industry, various specialties and operational methods that may be essential to the market in coming years. Having these skills could be the difference when it comes to finding a job for these young people.
As Peter Dyga of Associated Builders and Contractors told the Miami Herald, the construction job market has been suffering along with the industry over the last few years. He said that specialized training would serve youngsters better than a four-year degree, encouraging them to learn about the techniques and skills necessary for the job itself.