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You're a Good Fit: Building Construction Technology

  • Here's what it takes to become a successful construction technician:

    • High spatial relations aptitude (the ability to visualize an object in one’s mind’s eye; can mentally rotate this visualized object, knowing what it looks like on all sides; can visualize what a two-dimensional drawing will look like in three dimensions and vice versa)
    • Good math ability in basic math and geometry
    • Good mechanical ability
    • Good communications skills (can read, understand, and follow written instructions; can verbally communicate well with people such as a home owner, contractor, architect, suppliers, subcontractors)
    • Ability to perform physically demanding work in all kinds of weather
    • Detail-oriented person
    • Sequential and analytical thinker (can organize ideas to determine what needs to be done, step by step, to complete the job correctly; constructing a building is a highly complex task requiring hundreds of steps, which must be completed correctly in a specific order)
    • Willing and able to persevere, staying on a multi-step task to completion
    • Enjoy working with hand tools
    • Like physical labor (lifting, crawling, climbing)
    • Willing and able to work cooperatively as part of a team
    • Not afraid to get dirty