Career Awareness and Recruiting Presentatio

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Central Gulf Industrial Alliance
Career Opportunities in Skilled Trades
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What Are Skilled Trades?
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The foundation of all construction and manufacturing
activities in the world
professionals are critical to our nation’s economy as
we build the future
Skilled
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Career Tracks
Welder
 Electrician
 Pipefitter / Plumber
 Iron Worker
 Millwright
 Sheet Metal / HVAC Technician
 Boilermaker
 Carpenter
 Heavy Equipment Operator
 Instrumentation Technician
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The Benefits
 Typical
benefits could include: 401(k), health insurance, vacation,
incentives, training
 Pride
in seeing a finished product that affects peoples’ lives
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The Benefits
 Multiple
entry-points and opportunity to progress to different positions
 Careers
in an industry, not a job on a project
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The Compensation - Hourly
$49,300 - average annual base wage for skilled trades
Median Hourly Wages:
Boilermaker-$26.97
Millwright- $22.87
Electrician- $22.32
Pipefitter / Plumber- $21.94
Sheet Metal Worker- $19.37
Brick Mason- $21.94
Carpenter- $21.08
Iron Worker- $18.48
Insulation Worker- $15.34
Welder- $22.45
HVAC Technician- $19.08
Heavy Equipment Operator- $21.45
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The Compensation - Annually
$49,300 - average annual base wage for skilled trades
Annual Wages:
Boilermaker-$56,000
Millwright- $47,600
Electrician- $46,400
Pipefitter / Plumber- $45,600
Sheet Metal Worker- $40,300
Brick Mason- $45,600
Carpenter- $43,900
Iron Worker- $38,500
Insulation Worker- $31,900
Welder- $46,700
HVAC Technician- $39,700
Heavy Equipment Operator- $44,600
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The Outlook
 Over
the next 10 years the Construction
Industry will add more jobs than any other
industry sector. (DOL Occupational Outlook
2012)
 High
demand with a 19% projected growth
rate through 2018.
 58.4
-- the percentage of jobs nationwide that
will be construction-related within the next 10
years
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The Outlook
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Nearly half of job openings in the
foreseeable future will be filled by
workers with associate degrees
or occupational certificates—not
traditional, four-year bachelor’s
degrees
 27%
percent of people with
postsecondary licenses or
certificates earn more than the
average bachelor’s degree
recipient (Harvard report
“Pathways to Prosperity”)
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The Challenges
 Nationally,
there are over 150,000
projected openings annually. (BLS)
 Skilled
Trade positions rank in the top 5
each year as one of the most difficult
positions to fill. In 2010, they were
number 1. (Annual Manpower, Inc.
Survey)
 For
every 4 people leaving the industry
only 1 is entering an Apprenticeship
program. (BLS)
 Over
1/3 of all construction workers are
over the age of 50. (BLS)
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How To Get Started
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Career success is gained through workplace learning, technical degree or certification
that develops skills and knowledge
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There are many excellent apprenticeship programs, community colleges and technical
centers where you can gain the training/education needed
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Visit www.centralgulfindustries.org and click on ‘Careers’ for training programs and
career opportunities in your state
Learn more at:
www.gobuildalabama.com
www.byf.org
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Discussion / Questions
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