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Old 01-17-2018, 11:53 AM   #1
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For young carpenters looking to advance their education within the trades. Considering the hundreds of possible business / architectural and engineering degrees available and ofcourse apprenticeships . What advice can you give to someone with the goal of being in construction management or even a business owner in the future.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:59 PM   #2
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find employment with builders that know wtf they'redoing... in other words' get paid to go to school.... pay attention

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Contact reputable builders and seek employment with them. I still spend a lot of time reading and listening to podcasts like 'Modern Craftsman', seek out others that share your interest and always set goals and work towards them.
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1) Find a good company to work for.
2) Look at evening courses. (moisture control, surveying and leveling, estimating, etc)
3) Ask questions if you don't know.

I always remember my boss writing on a block of timber ASSUME. Then he asked me what it meant. When I told him, he said correct but it also stands for "when you assume, you make an ASS out of U and ME". I have been in this game a while now and I still ask questions if I don't know the answer.

Best of luck what ever you decide to do.

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