Consider A Rewarding Career
In Construction

Three Trades

Fact Sheets and Videos

For more information about a specific trade,
click on a vocation or scroll down the page.

Boilermakers | Bricklayers | Carpenters | Cement Masons & Plasterers
Electricians | Iron Workers | Laborers | Operating Engineers | Painters
Plumbers, Gasfitters, & Pipefitters | Roofers & Waterproofers
Sheet Metal Workers | Steamfitters


Overview

Fact Sheet
Careers in Construction Overview.pdf
Transition from Casino Worker to Journeyman (Kevon White-McCarthy Bldg.)
10 Reasons Why Parents Should Advocate for Skilled Trades Careers

There Are At Least Six Good Reasons To Join The Skilled Trades

Study: Union Construction Training Benefits on Par With College Degree (By Jeff Yoders)

Trade Schools vs. Traditional College:  What You Should Know

23 Year Old On Track To Make Six Figures This Year Says He's Living Proof That College Isn't Necessary

Women In Construction:  We've Come A Long Way, But Have A Long Way To Go

Seven Reasons Skilled Trades May Be The Best Path For Your Teen

Four Reasons Why Teens Should Learn A Trade

Trade Schools Offer Option To Traditional Colleges

Videos
SIBA Construction Career Expo Promo
 Stigmas Create A Dearth (PBS and Mike Rowe)
Advocate for Trade Schools (By Phil Rosen)
Quote from Mike Rowe
Trade School vs. Traditional College
Trade Skills Summer Camp


Boilermakers

Fact Sheet
Boilermakers Fact Sheet.pdf

Videos
A History of Moving Forward


Bricklayers

Fact Sheet
Bricklayers Fact Sheet.pdf

Videos
Brick and Marble Mason
 Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers


Carpenters

Fact Sheet
Carpenters Fact Sheet.pdf

Videos
Southern Illinois Carpenters Apprenticeship
UBC History and Heritage Carpentry

What Does the Carpenters Union Look For When Evaluating New Apprentices?

The Union Difference


Cement Masons & Plasterers

Fact Sheet
Cement Masons & Plasterers Fact Sheet.pdf

Videos
Cement Finishers


Electricians

Fact Sheet
Electricians Fact Sheet.pdf

Videos
IBEW Local Union 309
IBEW History

IBEW Local 309 Training Video

Iron Workers

Fact Sheet
Iron Workers Fact Sheet.pdf

Videos
Iron Workers
Overview of Trade


Laborers

Fact Sheet
Laborers Fact Sheet.pdf

Videos

Laborers Video
LIUNA: Training


Operating Engineers

Fact Sheet
Operating Engineers Fact Sheet.pdf

Videos
Operating Engineers


Painters

Fact Sheet
Painters Fact Sheet.pdf

Videos
 Union of Painters and Allied Trades


Plumbers, Gasfitters, & Pipefitters

Fact Sheet
Plumbers & Fitters Fact Sheet.pdf

Videos
Plumbers & Fitters


Roofers & Waterproofers

Fact Sheet
Roofers & Waterproofers Fact Sheet.pdf

Videos
Apprenticeship


Sheet Metal Workers

Fact Sheet
Sheet Metal Workers Fact Sheet.pdf

Videos
Sheet Metal Workers


Steamfitters

Fact Sheet
Steamfitters Fact Sheet.pdf

Videos
Steamfitters
Yeah, I Built That – Steamfitter