MASON CITY, Iowa - Students at North Iowa Area Community College are working on gain skills outside of the classroom.
They’re putting trim and siding on this shed which is just the beginning of skills these NIACC students are learning.
Leaders with Morton Buildings are preaching why it’s important to show up to work on time and be responsible while on the job, too. Carter Fischer, one of the students participating, is taking it all in.
“It takes a lot to lead a group of people, not just yourself. You have to learn patience and be able to work with a bunch of people, also have a set task and get it done on time,” Fischer said.
In 2016, construction jobs saw the biggest increase in employment annually according to Iowa Workforce Development. As of February of this year, more than a 100,000 people are working in the construction industry in Minnesota.
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