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Posted April 06, 2021
Architects breathe life into ideas and help create the world’s most iconic buildings and places.
Posted March 23, 2021
All industries have been impacted by COVID-19 in one way or another. So, one year later, how has the construction industry fared?
Posted March 09, 2021
Whether they are working on job sites or back in the company offices, women are an important asset for the future of the construction industry.
Posted February 23, 2021
Is your child interested in taking “shop class” at their middle or high school?
Posted February 09, 2021
In a post-pandemic world, what role will career and technical education have?
Posted January 26, 2021
Buildings use a variety of means to maintain a comfortable temperature – many of which are key parts of the construction process.
Posted January 12, 2021
If someone works in construction, it means they are a construction worker, right? Well, yes. But it also means so much more than that.
Posted December 29, 2020
To wrap up the year, we take a look back at the top five most popular BYF Blogs published in 2020.
Posted December 15, 2020
Let’s look at the top 10 construction careers with the highest demand in the United States.
Posted December 01, 2020
Plumbing and pipefitting may sound like the same thing, but these two careers have some key distinctions.
Posted November 17, 2020
In a construction apprenticeship program, apprentices learn skills and knowledge from experienced craft professionals.
Posted November 03, 2020
The skills and experience veterans learn during their service transition well to working in the skilled crafts.
Posted October 20, 2020
There has never been a more important time to integrate craft professionals and construction companies into the educational system.
Posted October 06, 2020
What does training and preparation for careers in construction look like?
Posted September 22, 2020
Before you decide what craft to pursue, carefully consider your options and ask yourself these questions.
Posted September 08, 2020
While some aspects of the industry are physical in nature, working in construction isn’t the brutish work that you may think of.
Posted August 25, 2020
With so many opportunities in construction, women are joining the industry and finding success and pride in the skilled crafts.
Posted August 11, 2020
It’s time that we shake up our mindset on higher education and reconsider how current and future generations go to college.
Posted July 28, 2020
The crafts offer high salaries, high demand and high potential – the perfect trio for those looking for the best value from their career education.
Posted July 14, 2020
From its hoop skirt origins to its modern place on job sites, check out the history of the tape measure.
Posted June 30, 2020
A career in the building crafts can be a great way to unlock some real-world achievements.
Posted June 16, 2020
With online events now a valuable alternative to in-person gatherings, students and employers are going to start seeing an increase in virtual career fairs.
Posted June 04, 2020
Historical building restoration is an interesting and unique segment of the construction industry.
Posted May 19, 2020
With so many great opportunities in construction, here's a walk-through of how to find apprenticeships near you.
Posted May 05, 2020
Look at how construction PPE is shaping the industry and shifting the perceptions of safety in the workplace.
Posted April 21, 2020
By utilizing environmentally friendly practices and installing renewable energy sources, construction is helping people move to a greener lifestyle.
Posted April 14, 2020
Do you get a kick out of watching sparks fly on the Fourth of July? Then spark your career and become a welder!
Posted April 07, 2020
The craft professionals of the construction industry are among those who offer their skills and lend a helping hand in the face of a crisis.
Posted March 24, 2020
With a skills gap, aging industry workforce and focus on leadership skills, a craft student can go all the way from construction worker to CEO.
Posted March 10, 2020
Today, construction is not only open to women – it’s in need of them. Here are a few reasons why the construction industry needs women.
Posted February 25, 2020
With a need for 1 million craft professionals by 2023, there has never been a more important time to integrate CTE programs into schools.
Posted February 11, 2020
From CAD to VR, there are numerous innovations and inventions that have helped shape the construction industry to be what is today.
Posted January 28, 2020
As a craft professional, you might have a chance to work on the next billion-dollar stadium or jaw-dropping practice facility.
Posted January 14, 2020
It’s not that difficult to write a great construction cover letter that will showcase your personality and make you stand out.
Posted December 31, 2019
While we interact with the fruits of construction every day, we rarely take time to consider the skills and knowledge that went into it.
Posted December 17, 2019
Your favorite toys and games from your childhood may have unknowingly been preparing you for an in-demand and lucrative career.
Posted December 03, 2019
The effort to recruit, train and retain individuals to the industry is often hurt by outdated terms and assumptions about construction.
Posted November 19, 2019
Take a look at some of the key people are that have helped shape the construction industry into what it is today.
Posted November 05, 2019
With a growing demand for skills in the construction industry, there’s never been a better time to consider becoming an apprentice.
Posted October 22, 2019
Imagination is behind every breakthrough material and structure that changes the industry of construction.
Posted October 08, 2019
With the growing demand for craftspeople, a career in construction offers high salaries, ample opportunity and room for career growth.
Posted September 24, 2019
Are you hoping for a future as bright as the sun? Becoming a solar photovoltaic installer could be the perfect fit for you.
Posted September 10, 2019
College graduates can reap all the benefits of a career in construction – high wages, high demand and opportunity for career growth.
Posted August 27, 2019
The construction industry offers careers for art students that are artistically skilled and high-paying.
Posted August 13, 2019
There isn’t just one way for students to get an education for a great career. Learn the difference of earning a certification vs. degree.
Posted July 30, 2019
A college degree isn’t a guarantee of a great career.
Posted July 16, 2019
Careers in construction are diverse and offer more than what meets the eye.
Posted July 02, 2019
Although sometimes used interchangeably, these two terms serve different purposes. Here's a look at apprenticeships vs. internships.
Posted June 18, 2019
Whether you are applying for an apprenticeship, entry-level or management-level position, a perfectly crafted construction resume will give you an edge.
Posted June 04, 2019
A resume is a foot in the door, but the real test is when you come face-to-face with your potential employer.
Posted May 21, 2019
As Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z begin to join the construction industry, they are bringing their understanding of technology and its benefits.
Posted May 07, 2019
We work towards one specific goal: making sure everyone goes home safely at the end of the night.
Posted April 25, 2019
Today’s modern plumber doesn’t match up with the clichéd persona that you may envision. A career in plumbing is much more than it’s cracked up to be.
Posted April 23, 2019
Environmental studies and sustainability professionals are increasingly entering the construction workforce and guiding the industry toward a greener future.
Posted April 09, 2019
67 percent of employees and job seekers pay attention to salary when looking for employment. So, what are the highest paying jobs in construction?
Posted March 26, 2019
Along with pens and paints and brushes and musical instruments is another medium of artistry that often goes overlooked: Construction.
Posted March 12, 2019
With companies looking to increase and diversify their workforce, women need to consider joining the industry.
Posted February 26, 2019
The impact of career and technical education is clearly felt by the students who have gone through these programs.
Posted February 12, 2019
Hands-on learning gives students both the freedom and responsibility to learn through real experience, rather than reading or listening to somebody else.
Posted January 29, 2019
Career and technical education connects your interests with a successful career.
Posted January 15, 2019
One of the biggest and most important industries in the United States and worldwide is also one of the most misunderstood.
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