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Old 01-21-2018, 08:03 PM   #1
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A question for the guys currently running large commercial jobs.
What types of training do you see as becoming indispensable to your job as the guy running the job in the future?
Softwares being used by the GC's ?
Degreed or certificate courses ?
What are you seeing as the must haves to become a valuable member of a company?
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:30 PM   #2
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Not much has changed as far as construction means, methods, or materials in recent years. Experience is your best advantage. Job site logistics rely on it. Learning to do more with less seems to be the trend.
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I'll second what joebanana said. A big change I've seen recently is that we have moved to laptops and iPads instead of paper drawings and paperwork.
Bluebeam and plangrid have been the most prevalent programs that I have seen.
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It seems many in construction are dumber and the dumbing down of the trades is foremost.

Safety training is important.
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I would say that more and more it is important to apply ones lips properly and firmly to the rectum of the superior boss person at the corporation that the job site management person is attached to. It's a process that must be repeated several times a day , and with glee in order to be the best possible supervising person at the site there is. Your individual importance to the betterment of the corporate interests will be be demonstrable once you get the hang of the above prescribed method.
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I'm actually going to a trade school to become an electrician and I've heard a lot of talk about if its better to go with the traditional schooling route like I am or if its better to start work as a helper/apprentice. Any opinions on which is better?
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I'm actually going to a trade school to become an electrician and I've heard a lot of talk about if its better to go with the traditional schooling route like I am or if its better to start work as a helper/apprentice. Any opinions on which is better?
You need to do both simultaneously. I just can't see schooling without OJT.

Are you paying for this school? Working as an apprentice the contractor SHOULD (open shop) WOULD (IBEW) pay for the schooling
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I'm actually going to a trade school to become an electrician and I've heard a lot of talk about if its better to go with the traditional schooling route like I am or if its better to start work as a helper/apprentice. Any opinions on which is better?
Welcome aboard!

I agree with what Brian said, it takes proper education and OTJ training to put what you learn to use and see the practical side of things..
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you forgot one important step- always apply chapstick to keep ones lips moist
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Learning to do more with less seems to be the trend.
More like learning to do more with nothing.
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