What could your future be?

College isn’t the only path to success. By 2023, the construction industry will need 1 million workers. What could your future be as a craft professional?

What is a Craft Professional?

A craft professional is a person who earns a living by learning and practicing a skilled trade. This includes professions like:

  • Architect
  • Carpenter
  • Civil Engineer
  • Craft Laborer
  • Electrician
  • Office Professional
  • Plumber
  • Project Manager
  • Roofer
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installer
  • Welder
  • Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician

Watch the short videos below to learn more about the skilled trades and how becoming a craft professional could transform your life.

Woman in warehouse

Creativity in Construction

Contractor and TV host Kayleen McCabe explains how she expresses her artistic side through construction projects and turned it into a professional career.

Two women having a conversation

How many jobs need a 4-year degree?

Everyone says you need a university degree to have a chance at getting a good job and having a successful career. But is this true? Build Your Future and TV host Kayleen McCabe head to a college campus to find out if students know how many jobs actually require a bachelor’s degree.

Woman on construction site in front of heavy equipment.

Discover success: Family means everything

Chanda Butcher, a pipefitting apprentice, talks about why she views working in construction as a valuable career and how it has impacted her family.

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Additional Resources

Check out these websites for more information about the skilled trades.

North State Building Industry Foundation

Live in the Sacramento area? The North State Building Industry Foundation offers additional resources including details about internships, educational programs, and job fairs.

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For more videos, information about specific career options, salary ranges, and more, check out the Build Your Future website.