If you’re thinking, “I have no skills but need a job,” you’re not alone. Everybody needs to pay their bills, so everyone needs some kind of employment. That’s true whether they have skills or not.
But here’s the thing – and you’ve probably experienced this already. Most of the jobs for unskilled workers don’t pay very well.
Whether it’s retail, warehouse, or delivery work, jobs that don’t require skills don’t usually pay a very high hourly wage. In many cases, the small amount those jobs do pay simply isn’t enough to get by.
To get a good job that pays a good wage, you need skills. It’s that simple.
But in most cases, you also need skills just to get that kind of job in the first place! So where are you supposed to start?
You can get a good job and start an exciting career. Just because you don’t have skills or experience today doesn’t mean you can’t get both.
The best way to get skills is to learn them in a hands-on way. There are different ways to do that, such as:
From here on out, we’re going to focus on that last option: job training programs.
Why? Well, not everyone has time to take four years off and earn a college degree – especially if you’re older, trying to support a family, and need a good job right now.
As for learning skills on the job, it can be difficult to find employers who will hire someone without skills or experience and teach them what they need to know. That’s why many people end up in so-called “dead end,” low-wage jobs to begin with: it’s just really hard to find a company willing to take a chance on someone with no skills.
Job training programs, on the other hand are a great alternative because:
So, what’s a great job training program for someone without skills or experience?
One of the best ways for someone with no skills to get a good job is to train for a position in the skilled trades.
The skilled trades involve hands-on work in construction or industrial occupations. You’ve probably met many skilled tradespeople in your life: plumbers, electricians, roofers, auto mechanics… There are many different types of skilled trades workers!
The construction industry, in particular, is in dire need of workers. There aren’t enough skilled construction workers to fill all of the jobs that are available. That being the case, many construction employers are turning to job training programs.
The best construction job training programs offer the following benefits:
At Construction Ready, our 20-day training program for adult job seekers checks all of these boxes. All participants interview with construction employers during the training course, and 97% of our graduates already have jobs lined up before training ends!
Since our training program is fully funded by a combination of private donations and government grants, you don’t have to pay anything to attend. You can get the training you need to begin a great career, pay $0.00 to get that training, and start your first great-paying construction job, all in about a month!
If you’re ready to get the skills and training you need to start a great-paying construction job, Construction Ready can help.
Sign up for an info session today, and we’ll show you everything there is to know about our program! You’ll also have a chance to ask questions and see if it’s a good fit for you.
The truth is, you can get the knowledge and experience necessary to earn a good wage and be proud of the work you do. The construction industry is looking for people like you who are ready for the challenge and are willing to work hard for the great rewards.