The construction industry remains a major growth industry, with plentiful jobs in building construction, highway and land development, utilities projects, and environmental projects such as hazardous materials removal and erosion control.
From single-family homes to Boston's "Big Dig," the construction industry relies on the work of skilled workers with a variety of different types of expertise. Students in Construction Craft Laborer programs learn the tools and techniques used for building construction, highway and land development, utilities projects, and environmental projects such as hazardous materials removal and erosion control. Training provides an introduction to the building trades including carpentry, electricity, masonry, plumbing, welding, glazing and plastering as well as blueprint reading and other important skills.
Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Construction Craft Labor. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.
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Last Updated: September 14, 2022
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