To say 2020 was a crazy year would be an understatement. But throughout the ups and downs of the past year, Build Your Future remained committed to providing helpful and insightful information about careers in construction.
Whether you are a student thinking about your future plans, a craft instructor looking for resources, or an industry partner trying to recruit for your workforce, we hope our blogs, videos, social media posts and other content have been beneficial.
To wrap up the year, we take a look back at the top five most popular BYF Blogs published in 2020.
Women aren’t just accepted in today’s construction industry – they are needed. With a growing workforce shortage and higher emphasis on diversity in the workplace, this blog highlights why the construction industry must continue to recruit this underrepresented demographic.
Click here to read: Why the Construction Industry Needs Women
As student debt continues to bury millions of young adults and societal pressures push students into career fields with limited jobs, it’s clear that we need to change things up. This blog discusses the problems that the college-is-necessary mentality has created, and ways that we can shift how we think and how we pursue a four-year degree.
Click here to read: Why We Should Rethink How We Go to College
While shop class and other vocational classes were once a staple of the American school, today many students don’t have access to valuable, hands-on career training. Learn why career and technical education (CTE) must remain a priority for schools in this blog post.
Click here to read: 4 Reasons Schools Should Prioritize Career & Technical Education
Photo credit: Architect of the Capitol
Construction skills aren’t just for building something new. They’re also for repairing and restoring what has already been built. After many years, historic structures may require some help in order to preserve it for future generations. This blog looks at three restoration projects on some iconic landmarks and how different crafts were involved.
Click here to read: 3 Historical Restoration Projects You Need to Know
Welding is one of the most important crafts in construction and manufacturing, and it’s also one of the best-paying careers. Check out these reasons why a career as a welder should spark your interest.
Click here to read: 6 Reasons You Should Become a Welder