I am 16 and the son of a career GC. Its an easy choice what I want to do when I finish school. I am on the job as a helper with Dad's crew during the summer, paying close attention to the tricks of the trades. We do mostly kitchens, bathrooms, and additions. I do plan on going to college, but am frustrated by people who think the only road to wealth is to work for some large company behind a desk. I find even the most menial tasks to be very rewarding. I want to work with my hands, and I am not the kind of person who needs to make a lot of money to be happy. I look forward to absorbing from this community. I have been lurking for a while and have found a wealth of information on Contractor Talk.