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Assessment Test

Is a Career in the Residential Construction Industry Right for You?

The backbone of the residential construction industry is the skilled trades—the people who physically build and renovate homes. Here is why:

  • Skilled trades are key to the construction quality of homes, from foundation to framing to finishing.
  • Skilled trades are the “doers” who turn plans and designs into reality.
  • Skilled trades are part of a team, working together to bring building projects in on time, in compliance with codes and regulations.
  •  Skilled trades use the latest technology and tools, to build better, faster, and more efficiently.
  • Skilled trades continuously advance the way we build homes—adopting innovative technologies and finding solutions to new challenges.

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Take this short 2-minute quiz to see if a career in residential construction is right for you.

  • Are you good with your hands?
  • Do you have a knack for math and working with mechanical things?
  • Do you enjoy solving problems?
  • Do you have excellent communication skills?
  • Can you be precise and accurate in your work?
  • Are you creative?
  • Do you have an eye for detail?
  • Do you enjoy interacting with people?
  • Are you looking for on-the-job variety?
  • Are you motivated?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above a career in skilled trades may be right for you. Explore different job opportunities and career paths.

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