Specialized Career Guidance LLC brings extensive research to help you understand your options at different entry points starting in middle school, high school, recent graduates and at the various entry points along your career.
Middle School Options
- Attend high school vocational technical career fair to learn about the 14 programs in the construction field
- Apply for placement in a vocational technical high school construction program
High School Options
- In Massachusetts, public high schools offer fourteen different construction programs as part of the vocational technical curriculum. Some allow you to enter at your sophomore year if space exists.
- Many of the vocational technical high school programs have articulation agreements with colleges to earn college credit for good performance in the high school vocational programs.
- Some of the vocational technical high school programs have articulation agreements with the union apprenticeships that guarantee an interview or up to one year of credit off their apprenticeship.
- If you are not in a vocational high school program, take electives in any class associated with building, carpentry, computer aided design, engineering or drafting to build your knowledge.
High School Graduates
- Pre-Apprenticeship Program
- Paid union or open shop Apprenticeship
- Apprenticeship + Certification or Associate Degree Program
- Higher Education Options
- Technical School
- Community College
- State or Private College/University