Careers in Construction Month: Justin Pearson
For Justin Pearson, Electrician Apprentice, a career in construction means endless opportunities for growth. “The room for growth in our industry is as far, or as short as you want it to be. From finding a mentor to joining the Apprenticeship Program, there’s so much you can do within the industry to continue your development.”
What advice do you have for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in the trades?
If it’s what you want to do, make sure you show up on time every day. [When you’re first starting] you won’t be expected to know everything, but when you’re asked to do something new, try to do what you can. Make sure you’re listening more than you’re talking!
What do you enjoy most about working in the electrical construction industry?
My favorite aspect is working a project from its start to its finish and being able to see how everything comes together at the end.
What is your favorite aspect about your job?
There’s nothing like when you’re at the end of a project, and all of the power you’ve hooked up comes on.