You don’t need to college to work in construction; you may require some basic skills, but college-not so much. What you need to know here is that these basic skills only apply for entry level construction, and as more and more people become interested, then construction companies and contractors begin to set the bar a little higher on recruitment requirements.
How it works
Most construction work operates on a kind of ‘learn on the job’ but if you are really serious about getting some prier experience, then there are some apprenticeship programs that you can sign up for. Now this is where it gets a bit tricky. Most apprenticeship programs require, at the very least, a high school diploma. That shouldn’t be a problem for most people, but if you don’t have one, then you can always just wing it, and go for the experience beyond the training.
Most construction workers go for a contractor, who gives on the job training, and it works pretty well, for the most part, so there is really no cause for concern. There are, however contractors with union memberships that offer some sort of formal training for aspiring construction laborious, which gives a very useful source of practical experience.