As a project manager, you will already be very familiar with the building process, as well as the culture of construction. You are the primary leader of a building project, responsible for planning and overseeing its progress along the way. Your array of skills are used in a variety of ways, including blueprint reading, quality control, reviewing proposals, creating schedules for employees and project completion, and problem solving on a daily basis. In this role, you will most likely report to top management.
There are a variety of ways to initiate a career path to a project manager position, including a four-year university, a community or technical college, or a trade apprenticeship. Regardless of the path you start on, this position typically requires at least 5-7 years of experience in the field. In addition, you need to be competent in personnel management, time management, attention to detail, and creative thinking.
Trade jobs are an important part of what helps communities function. Learn about the Project Manager trade and what they do on a daily basis by following along on a job shadow with an actual Project Manager
- Age Group: All Ages
- Category: Job Shadow
- Platform: Oculus Quest
- Runtime: 5 min.