There is a shortage of skilled workers in the construction trades in Alabama and elsewhere, creating opportunities for young people to begin good-paying careers without taking out big student loans, according to the web site for the Go Build Alabama initiative.
Young workers ages 18-30, as well as veterans, the underemployed and others looking for a new career direction, can learn more about these opportunities in the construction trades at an expo in Birmingham.
The CareerCast.com Construction Network's robust database of construction jobs feature some with on-the-job training. But, if you're seeking additional resources, many states offer comprehensive programs. Check out your state's labor department for information.