43 Trade School Jobs Among the Highest Paying Trades

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A recent article lists various high-paying trade jobs. Of the 43 highest paying jobs, 23 of them are considered skilled trades.

You can see the whole list here: https://www.trade-schools.net/articles/trade-school-jobs.asp

How To: Poor Man’s Carpenter Bench

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This this video on Poor Man’s Carpenter’s Bench they cut the final tenons for the bench legs.

More on this bench here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PptWUQ-p-jE

Lots and lots of construction job openings!

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“The BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis indicate that the seasonally-adjusted number of open construction jobs, which stood at 203,000 in April 2017, has risen to its highest level since September of last year. (The cycle high was set in July 2016, at 238,000.)

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Housing Permits Down In San Diego by 37%

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Housing construction collapses in San Diego County

The San Diego Union Tribune just posted a video about the recent sudden drop in permits being issues (37% in San Diego!) We aren’t seeing a slowdown, are you?

Entire article: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/real-estate/sd-fi-san-diego-construction-report-20170605-story.html

Starting Out? Tutorial On How To Read Plans Like A Pro

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This is part of  a FREE series of 4 videos (this being the 2nd) showing you how to read construction drawings like a pro. Learning how to read plans is a skill that is within your reach and this series of 4 free videos will show you how, step by step. You could know how to read house plans in less than an hour after watching all 4 of the videos.

Courtesy of http://beyourowncontractortraining.com/

It Isn’t Easy Being A Woman in Trades

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“….Women represent just 4 percent of the workforce in natural resources, construction and maintenance, according to the U.S. Department of Labor….”

 

A very relevant article that talks about why women have been slow to join the trades.

Women in trades make good money, but getting in can be tough

How To: Stairs Without Stringers? Can It Be Done?

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The short answer; yes! Check out the Samurai Carpenter’s video and support his YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC06fO6LNH_AUgjbmqaZRV5Q

 

How To: Calculating Hourly Rates for a Contractor or Small Business

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Are you just starting out in your business? If you need a simple way to come up with an hourly rate for a contractor or small business owner watch this video.

[(hourly rate) + (direct expenses) + indirect expenses)] / Profit

Do you work with rebar?

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Learn how to set up rebar for a mat foundation, column or a footing. this video shows you step by step the names and different types of rebar members placed on a concrete column and a footing slab.