Civil construction companies across the U.S. are having trouble finding qualified replacements for workers who are retiring, leaving a whole variety of job openings and creating a massive demand for skilled trades.
WHAT IS CIVIL CONSTRUCTION?
Civil construction is a large and important part of the broader construction industry which builds the United States core infrastructure - the engineers and contractors who design, build and maintain the physical assets needed to support economic growth development and public health and safety.
Core infrastructure includes the highways, roads, bridges and light rail transit lines that move people and goods on our provincial highway systems and our municipal transportation networks. It involves installing the sewers and water mains, and the water treatment systems to support new businesses and new, healthy communities.
Civil construction and engineering also means installing essential services to deliver gas and telecommunications, preparing land for new subdivisions, providing new sidewalks and building airport runways. Pipelines and subway tunnels, storm water systems and bicycle paths - all a part of the civil construction industry’s responsibility for providing the foundations for the future.
WHY CIVIL CONSTRUCTION?
Whether your interests lead you into a civil construction trade or to a career in civil engineering and technical professions, the civil construction industry offers an unmatched combination of choice, opportunity and reward. Join a team that’s designing, building and maintaining the infrastructure that will be the foundation for the Michigan of the future.
Be a part of a dynamic, high-tech industry that’s using lasers, computers, GPS, advanced design and modeling software and much more to create the water treatment and distribution systems, highways and bridges, mass transit systems, utilities distribution networks and other public and private core infrastructure assets that are needed to support healthy communities and economic development.
Metropolis continually seeks to fill employment positions as truck drivers, pipe-layers, grade crew workers or technicians to heavy equipment operators and field managers, the civil construction industry requires hard work and dedication, but offers higher than average pay, an exciting and challenging work environment and unlimited potential to progress and succeed in the industry. On the side of professions civil engineers and technicians/technologists will find opportunities in the private and public sectors ranging from infrastructure design, project management and quality control to contract administration and environmental management. The possibilities are endless!
Metropolis Cooperative Training Program (MCTP)
MCTP is a school-to-work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in grade 11 or grade 12. Students can become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journey persons in a skilled trade while completing their Secondary School Diploma.