Types of Jobs

Architecture and construction workers work on buildings and other structures. This includes highways, bridges, houses, and buildings. You might create the designs or plans for new structures or you might use the plans to build it or manage the workers on the project.

Some architecture and construction workers do skilled trades, like carpentry, painting, or plumbing. For example, you might do all of the electrical work for a renovated office space or you might work as a landscaper and take care of flowers and trees on large properties.


Local Job Shadow Options

  • PennDot
  • Allegheny Contracting
  • Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local #9
  • KTH Architect

Elk/Cameron County Locals

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Assessing what you like and things you do can lead you to a career field.

Does this sound like you?
  • Enjoy working with your hands and comfortable using tools
  • Enjoys learning about science
  • Likes the challenge of solving math equations
  • Solve problems by finding solutions to issues
  • Builds different structures
Are these your favorite subjects?
  • Math and Science courses
  • Computer and Technology courses
  • Business courses
  • ​Mechanical Drafting
  • Metal and Wood Shop
  • Vocational Agriculture
  • Construction Tech
  • Intro Bldg Construction
  • Intro to Drafting
  • Architect Inspired Math
How do you spend your spare time?

Consider these local opportunities to expand your skills in this field.

  • 4-H Livestock Crew Club
  • 4-H Animal Science Club
  • 4-H Robotics Club
  • Skills USA
  • Start a lawn mowing service
  • Do repair and home improvement projects
  • Volunteer to care for flowers downtown, at a park or community center
Challenges, Camps, Workshops & More!

Local Post-Secondary Education / Trainings

  • CADD with Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing Technology
  • Maintenance Electricity & Construction Technology
  • ​Welding & Fabrication Technology
  • Drafting & Design
  • Carpentry & Construction
  • Masonry
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Metal Engineering
  • Welding
  • Building Trades
  • Drafting/Engineering
  • HVAC & Refrigeration
  • Welding & Metal