If we were to host a seminar with some of our most successful graduates, the advice they would give new and potential students would probably cover everything from correctly estimating projects and working with clients to choosing the right specialty and setting fair rates.
One thing we know they would recommend, however, because we hear it time and time again, is how important it is to take your education in the construction industry seriously.
That is, any of the top California construction contractors would happily tell you that knowing more is the key to earning more. Contractors with the right education and background are able to win more business and command higher fees. Those who fall behind, on the other hand, are always facing an uphill battle against their competitors.
To see what we mean, here are a few quick tips on learning in the California construction industry:
1. Set the right habits early on. Many of our students struggled in school when they were younger simply because they didn’t have great study habits. If you can condition yourself to spend a short time each day on reading and learning now, it’s a habit that will serve you well for the rest of your career.