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.)

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

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


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

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