Every summer, the United States celebrates its birthday on the Fourth of July. Fireworks and barbeque are a festive way to recognize America’s independence, heritage and cultural landmarks. But a quick look around the nation’s cities and neighborhoods proves our country’s history is still being written—thanks to the trade industry.
America’s buildings, bridges, roads, landmarks and homes wouldn’t exist without skilled tradesmen and tradeswomen who are essential to society and the economy. Here’s a look at the trades that built America’s most famous landmarks.
Skilled trade workers keep America running. Individuals in the trade industries have worked together for more than two centuries in America. They install, maintain, repair, engineer and construct buildings we use every day and landmarks that hold cultural significance. Trades people work on construction jobsites, with trade-specific crews such as:
Trade workers build and maintain every day necessities, such as cars, homes, bridges and schools. Sometimes, their hard work results in well-known landmarks that are recognized and appreciated around the world for their craftsmanship, ingenuity and design. In fact, builders and tradesmen helped construct some of the most famous landmarks in the USA:
If you’re interested in pursuing a hands-on trade, explore trade programs at Apex Technical School.
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Disclaimer: Apex Technical School provides training for entry-level jobs. Not everything you may read about the industry is covered in our training programs.