The construction industry offers a wide variety of exciting options to men and women. A career in the construction trades will provide excellent wages and benefits, job security, opportunity for advancement and the chance to learn a skill that will be useful for years to come.

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Check out the list below to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities.

Architectural Iron Workers perform field fabrication and installation of window walls, storefronts, glass & metal doors, door hardware, stairs, scaffolds, chain link fences, fire escapes, and a lot more.

Boilermakers weld, burn, and cut.  It’s important to be able to plan and visualize a complete project.

A Bricklayer installs brick, stone, and structural tile, among things.

Carpentry offers a choice of a number of specialties including: construction, mill-cabinet, flooring, roofer, insulator, lather and concrete form builder.

Cement Masons place and finish any concrete surface.

Ceramic Tile Finishers are responsible for all grouting, cleaning, polishing, and handling of all ceramic tile and/or other materials that are to be installed by ceramic tile layers.

Ceramic Tile Layers install ceramic, mosaic, quarry, marble tile, and decorative tiles.

Drywall finishers apply drywall tape and finishing compounds to the joints of adjacent panels or gypsum wallboard panels in order to provide a smooth, unbroken surface on finished drywall ceilings and walls.

Electricians assemble, install, maintain, and test electrical equipment and wiring systems in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.

Journeyman Technicians assemble, install, maintain and test telecommunication equipment and wiring systems in residential, commercial, and industrial setting.

Installer/technicians assemble, install and maintain security, telephone, voice, data and fiber optic systems in commercial industrial and residential settings.

An Elevator Constructor assists in the installation, maintenance and repair of the passenger and freight elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters and moving sidewalks under the direction of a mechanic.

Glaziers install metal framing, metal doors, certain types of curtain wall, glass doors, glass railings, glass panels, glass in skylights, and glass in wood or metal frames.

Heat and Frost Insulators install insulation and soundproofing for heating, ventilation, steam generation, process piping & plumbing systems.

Iron Workers erect structural steel bridges, buildings, viaducts, subways, tunnels, roof decking, and much more.

Construction Craft Laborers build and repair roads, highways, bridges and tunnels, among other things.

Riggers move, hoist, and erect industrial, medical, and printing technology, as well as art and museum work (submarines, airplanes, etc.), and amusement parks.

Operating Engineers operate and maintain heavy construction equipment such as cranes, compressors, and hoists.

Painters/Decorators apply coats of paint, varnish, staining, enamel, or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces.

The work of a pipefitter includes: laying out piping systems for construction and installation; supporting pre-fabricated items; assembling equipment; and maintaining the systems and equipment.

Plasterers finish interior walls and ceilings by using a one, two, or three coat system. They install insulated finish systems; apply stucco to exterior walls and ceilings, and soundproof and fireproof buildings.

A Plumber’s work consists of plan reading, and layout of, installation and the maintenance of plumbing systems.

Roofers use a wide range of products and application techniques for applying hot asphalt, hot coal tar pitch, and rubber.

Sheet Metal Workers fabricate service and install heating, air-conditioning, and ventilation equipment.

Sprinkler Fitters install, repair, and maintain all types of fixed piping, automatic fire protection systems.

Structural Iron Workers erect structural steel buildings and all types of bridges. They also perform precast, reinforcing, and post-tensioning.

Construction Teamsters work in the construction building industry. This includes asphalt, concrete and dirt work for new roads and rebuilding of existing roads.

Technical Engineers perform control, preliminary & construction surveys to provide line and grade and to establish or re-establish base lines, center and offset lines.

Tuck pointers clean masonry buildings, apply caulk, and tuck-point using different types of mortar and sealants.