'I Build NH' is a partnership between New Hampshire PBS and Associated Builders and Contractors, New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter. The partnership creates opportunity for students and young adults to explore a career in the trades.
At this moment there are thousands of well-paying jobs in New Hampshire that are going unfilled. In fact, it’s a national problem. This year there are 440,000 skilled construction jobs open and in need of individuals that want to make a career in the trades. As a society we’ve encouraged traditional college pathways, but that’s changing with a renewed focus on STEM. Construction jobs are available that are high-wage, high-tech and right here in New Hampshire. Post-secondary education in N.H.(including apprenticeships) are creating a greater trained workforce for skilled trades occupations.
Major funding for I Build NH provided by: EnviroVantage, NH Department of Education, Bureau of Career Development, Harvey Building Products, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Chinburg Properties, Engelberth Construction, Inc., Kennebunk Savings, Metro Walls, NorthPoint Construction Management, LLC®, Granite State Plumbing & Heating, LLC, Methuen Construction
How do you install a light switch or fixture?
Follow along with Rick as he demonstrates pipefitting.
Amy is a Solar Design Specialist.
What do a calculator, tape measure and level with grade rod all have in common?
What goes into the building of a concrete bridge?
You only get one shot and the stakes are high! That's how Zack describes working as a welder on a nuclear submarine. He started as a pair apprentice and learned his trade on the job. On your back, upside down, working with one arm "“ the challenges are both mental and physical. Since leaving the shipyard, Zack has found that there are unlimited well-paying opportunities for welders.
Mike loved playing with his Tonka trucks in a sand pile.
Amelia went from art school to working as an apprentice carpenter.
Chelsea got a degree in business management, but found it just wasn't the right fit.
Masonry is more than just stacking blocks. It calls for a wide-set of skills.
From carpentry, to trenching for plumbing, to demolition, every day brings a new challenge