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Welcoming all workers

High Paying Jobs in the Construction Trades.


With the construction of massive data centers, hospitals, and more in central Ohio, there are huge opportunities for well-paying jobs in the construction industry like Electrical, Carpentry, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Plumbing. No matter where you are in your professional life–mid-career or just starting out–this is a chance to build a strong foundation for a lifelong career with positive impacts on your community.

*The below are subject to each organization.

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Varied career paths

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Fast job placement

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A safe and inclusive workplace

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All experience levels

Pave a solid pathway for your career

Paving your way to success.

Regardless of what your education is, high school or college graduates; military service or trade school, a career in construction takes workers from pre-apprenticeships or apprenticeships, to stable, long-term and high paying careers–with skills you can take anywhere.

Interested in becoming a builder or builder support?

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Learn every aspect of providing and maintaining the electrical infrastructure that is the backbone of our communities.

Career Options:

  • Residential Electricians
  • Commercial Electricians
  • Industrial Electricians
  • Maintenance Electricians
  • Installation Electricians
  • Construction Electricians
  • Automotive Electricians
  • Marine Electricians
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HVAC Systems

This includes all of the systems that support Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration from hockey rinks to grocery stores, and everything in between.

Career Options:

  • HVAC Engineer
  • HVAC Installer
  • Refrigeration Technician
  • Automotive HVAC Technician
  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Project Manager
  • Service Manager
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More than just toilets! This vital role ensures that industrial and personal water systems stay healthy and flowing.

Career Options:

  • Water supply
  • Gasfitting
  • Sanitary
  • Roofing (stormwater)
  • Drainage
  • Mechanical services (heating, cooling & ventilation)
  • Fire protection and irrigation
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Carpenters create, fix, and install either smaller parts of structures such as cabinets or home additions, or build them outright. Explore indoor and outdoor work opportunities that use an assortment of tools, making the job versatile as well as physically active.

Career Options:

  • Joister
  • Trim carpentry
  • Cabinet carpentry
  • Ship carpentry
  • Framer
  • Roofer

Start your journey

Explore training options

Pre-apprenticeships prepare you for a job on a construction site with short term (8-10 week) training programs. Pre-apprenticeship training offers skills that make you employable on a construction site, but also offer meaningful support and mentoring to help you achieve your goals and secure employment with a construction company in your area.

Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential. In a skilled trade apprenticeship, you will get a blend of classroom instruction and structured mentor-supported learning on the job to help you achieve success.

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Administrative Support

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Technical Support

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Office Manager

Builder Support

Supporting Roles in the trades

There are other ways to get started on a career in the trades. Administrative Support, Technical Support, Draftspeople and Office Managers also play an important role in these industries. There are endless opportunities to explore.

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Not a job—a career

Your future is yours to build.

A career in the trades takes workers from pre-apprenticeships, to apprenticeships, to stable, long-term and high paying careers--with skills you can take anywhere.

*The below are subject to each organization.

Build for yourself

  • Competitive wages
  • No college degree required
  • Health insurance
  • Career growth
  • Safe & inclusive workplace

Build for your family

  • Stable work hours
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement benefits
  • Overtime pay
  • Career security

Build for your career growth

  • Pre-apprenticeship training
  • Varied career paths
  • Equal employment opportunities
  • Fast job placement

Build for your town

  • Economic growth
  • Sense of accomplishment

Get Creative.

Tap into your creative side through a career in construction. Take advantage of on-the-job training and learn new skills to help you grow as a person along the way.

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