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Gen Z’er interested in a construction career? There’s an app for that.

Not every Minnesota young person dreams of pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree—and that’s okay. There are numerous well-paying career paths that don’t require the traditional baccalaureate route and are in high-demand industries.

One such industry is construction. With the right tools (literally and figuratively), young people can position themselves to not only look for the road to success but build it.

Through Construction Careers Foundation’s new, free mobile app Construction Trades, Gen Z students can explore construction apprenticeship opportunities and careers in Minnesota’s construction industry.

The new app is part of an ongoing, state-wide effort to attract high school students into the construction trades after high school and help them build highly satisfying, lifetime careers as a skilled construction professional.

The Construction Careers Foundation is leading the effort and is being assisted by Minnesota’s building trades, the State of Minnesota and some of Minnesota’s largest construction companies, such as Mortenson, Opus, Ryan, PCL, McGough, Kraus Anderson, among others.

Students can download the Construction Trades app on the App Store and Google Play and personalize their app experience by selecting their career interests, current location (zip code) and educational background. Plus, they will also be connected with more than 30 different apprenticeship programs in Minnesota’s construction trades.

“Push notifications alert youth about Minnesota construction apprenticeships that align with their selected interests and notify students of known application deadlines as well as local opportunities such as open houses and career fairs,” [Construction Careers Foundation Senior Director Sarah] Lechowich said.




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