Military-Friendly Craftsmen Careers

If you’re a vet, you’ll make a great craftsman! And with the labor gap, you’re more likely to get hired. You’re used to working with your hands in the military, and may have already had experience in many of the tasks that these jobs require. Organizations like Helmets to Hardhats connects veterans to construction apprenticeships. … Continue reading "Military-Friendly Craftsmen

Great YouTube Channels for Craftsmen

There are some really fantastic YouTube videos online that give incredibly useful building project examples and tips from talented craftsmen. Whether you’re searching for some guidance, or just want to be entertained, these are some channels to peek at:   The Essential Craftsman Scott Wadsworth from Roseburg Oregon hosts videos related to blacksmithing, general construction, … Continue reading "Great YouTube Channels for

5 Great Summer Tool Hacks

There’s a ton of great ways to use your tools creatively! Thank goodness, because sometimes you need to modify a tool or use it in the way it wasn’t exactly intended in order to get the job done. Here’s some of our favorite ways to cleverly use your tools this summer: Hole in the Ground … Continue reading "5 Great Summer Tool

Why Style Matters

The first impression you make is almost 100% based on your appearance. It’s not because people are shallow, but simply because they don’t know you yet! They can’t judge you on character until they’ve had a chance to interact with you and get to know you more. Until then, style is how you communicate with … Continue reading "Why Style

Building Future Craftsmen at the PCC Welding Program

If you’ve thought about going into the trades, becoming a welder is a lucrative career. A welder generally cuts or fuses together metal through the use of various machines that create intense heat – often handheld. They may also smooth and polish the metal surfaces once they’ve been welded

How Get A Career In The Trades

While more and more of the workforce is becoming prepared to work in a white collar office job, there is an ever-increasing need for the blue collar worker in the trades. White collar work has been pushed hard in schools over the last 20 years! Because of that, along with a building boom and retiring … Continue reading "How Get A Career In The

Construction Jobs in High Demand

There’s not a better time to get into construction! The industry is expected to keep growing by 13% during the next 7 years, and we already have a significant shortage of craftsmen. If you’ve been thinking about getting into the industry, you may be wondering which positions are in

The Future of Oregon’s Workforce

Experts predict that the future workforce is going to be a completely different landscape. And while the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that unemployment will continue fall in the next year, they also forecast over 20 million new jobs created by the year 2020. It seems that there will simply be more jobs available than … Continue reading "The Future of Oregon’s

Best Jobs for Veterans Right Now

Most of us know someone whose been in the military, and have noticed some of the common traits from their training that makes them responsible friends and families. These same attributes make them great employees too, including trust, dependability, and efficiency. The construction industry, in particular, is a great one for veterans to transition into … Continue reading "Best Jobs for Veterans Right