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Begin an Exciting Career in Construction Trades!

In fewer than 12 months you could be working in this high-growth industry, using your hands to accomplish a variety of tasks.

At a Glance

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% Graduates Reported Goal Achievement

Explore Your Opportunity


Career Discovery

Learn about various aspects of the Construction Trades career, like a day in the life, typical jobs available, required skills, and more.


Program Outline

Explore the specific skills you'll learn and lessons you'll complete in the Penn Foster program by reading through the syllabus.

How do I know if this is the right career for me?

As a Construction Trades worker, your work is likely to be physically demanding, and you may be subject to a number of different weather conditions while on the job. You may be required to travel to various work sites, and will also likely work outside of the traditional 9-5 schedule. Your hours, however, will vary based on your unique job requirements. To learn more about this type of work, the skills you'll need to begin a career, and the opportunities that may be presented to you, download the Career Guide by clicking the link below.


Your Success is Our Mission

That's why Penn Foster and Guild Education have partnered to provide you access to the best education possible in your pursuit of beginning a career in Construction Trades. With over 125 years of experience and over 3,000 courses, Penn Foster is uniquely positioned to help you set yourself apart as you begin your career journey.

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In-Demand Skills for Today's Jobs

Penn Foster's Construction Trades Career Diploma program provides you with the real job skills that employers are looking for, giving you a leg up as you start your career.


Study When You Want

Our program is made for the working learner. The program's flexibility allows you to learn at home or on your break through our online, mobile-friendly student portal 24/7.


Support When You Need It

You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, and Student Success Advocates - all working to help you succeed in your training program.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Carpenters." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed March 31, 2021.

Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.

**Penn Foster End of Program Survey, data collected January 2021 through April 2022

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