Carlisle, Illinois — A new generation of young people are using a new technology to design and build the next generation of homes for a generation of people to come.
A generation of construction apprenticeships are opening up across the country, and the trend is becoming more mainstream.
The number of young Americans with the skills to build houses for themselves and their families has more than doubled in the last five years, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
But with young people in America facing housing challenges, many young people aren’t getting the opportunity to take advantage of the training.
To meet that demand, the federal government is encouraging more young people to take a training course and then take a job in a new construction industry.
That’s why some construction apprenticeship programs are popping up in states across the United States.
One in South Carolina offers a $20,000 scholarship.
In North Carolina, it’s a $15,000 job that takes place over three years, with $5,000 available for the first year.
And in Tennessee, the new apprenticeship program in Memphis offers a 10-week training program that includes a two-year apprenticeship at a site, with the opportunity for a second year after graduation.
“It’s the opportunity that’s been so important to our young people and that’s why we’re expanding the apprenticeship, it gives them the skills they need to build something, a home, a career,” said Jim Johnson, chief operating officer of the North Carolina Office of Career Development.
“If you’re in the construction field and you want to build homes, that’s the job you want.”
But many young men in the United Kingdom are still looking for work in construction.
And the demand for construction apprentices in the U of L has become so large that a new program in England has opened to help young people find work.
The apprenticeship in England is designed for those with at least a three-year college degree.
The job is a three to six-month training program in which students work in a number of different buildings to build and maintain a home.
It’s also offered to people who want to work in the field but don’t have a degree.
“We’ve got a very young population here in England that is starting to build a home and they’re getting the skills and the knowledge to get the jobs that are really important to them,” said David O’Byrne, co-founder of the Construction Industry Association of England.
He believes that apprenticeships will continue to grow as a whole in England.
But for young people, the trend has begun to change.
“They’re not getting the apprenticeships, and it’s changing all the time,” he said.
“You’re now seeing young people who are working for the construction industry and doing it in the real world, and now they’re doing it for a living.”
But Johnson says that many people who have a Bachelor’s degree are still not being offered the apprentices training.
“There are a number, maybe 50, who are not being trained and are being trained for apprenticeships.
We’re trying to help them find jobs that match the skills that they need, and that they can be successful in.”