Get your hands dirty!
Most of the skilled Trades careers are directly related to jobs in the construction industry, and they can be found in the Architecture and Construction career cluster. These careers include plumbers, electricians, brick masons, among many others. Some of the positions may be obtained with only the completion of high school, while many of them require more training. The completion of a two-year college program or an apprenticeship through an organization or union is required for the more specialized positions. Most of these jobs are very "hands-on", and can be physically demanding.
The outlook for Trades positions is very good overall. There are many people leaving or retiring from trade positions, and in many cases there are not enough new applicants to take their place. Shortages can be found in many areas, providing for great opportunities for those who enjoy working with their hands.
This video covers a wide range of positions involved in building ships; that's why salary information has not been included. Use the search bar to find the videos made by Michael and David (a welder and a shipfitter)!
A construction laborer performs various tasks on construction sites including removing debris, moving around construction materials, digging trenches or holes, constructing scaffolding, along with many other construction-related tasks.
A Crane Operator operate a crane that lifts and moves large material or machinery. These are typically found on construction and manufacturing sites. The individual also carries out the supervision of all the activities to check if they are done according to the instructions given by engineers.
Earth drillers operate a variety of drills in order to access water and salt deposits, to obtain samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to assist with the use of explosives in mining or construction.
Electrical power line and cable workers construct, maintain and repair overhead and underground electrical power transmission and distribution systems. Make sure to use the search box to find Nick's video!
Electricians install, maintain, and fix electrical wiring, fixtures, and switches in a variety of environments. Make sure to use the search box to find videos of Josh and Gary to learn more about what electricians do.
Aircraft mechanics diagnose and repair problems in an aircraft. They may also be involved in the refurbishing of older planes. Dell, the interiors mechanic featured in the video, works on the interior of an airplane.
A material man has the responsibility of dealing with all of the incoming materials at a contruction site (in this case in a shipbuilding environment). This person receives and inspects building materials delivered to the site.
A pipe welder is responsible for everything involved with welding pipes together (including the preparation of the pipes and fittings, along with the actual welding). The welder featured in this video works in a ship building environment.
Roofers use various roofing materials to install, repair or replace low or steep-sloped roofs on buildings. This work requires a lot of measuring and cutting of materials, and it may require replacing joists or plywood.
A sheet metal mechanic who works in aviation deals with all of the sheet metal found on the plane. This may involve removing the metal, bending it, cutting it, and reinstalling it. They can also work in various fabricating plants, factories and construction .. ,