Originally Posted By: Jarred De Salvo
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I live in Brevard County, FL. I'm in sore need of a career change and come from a family of builders back in Illinois and Iowa. I've developed an appetite to learn more about this industry and am very drawn to it. My problem is, I currently work approximately 50hrs/wk most times from 8am-9pm 5 days a week for far too little pay (not even $10/hr). Because of this, I have not the time, not to mention the funds, to get into a classroom training as I would greatly prefer. I was looking at the program offered a few hours away from me by ITA (Inspection Training Agency) over in Tampa, but I can't take the time away from my job for an 11 day course.
I am looking at their "At-home course", but I would really prefer to get some hands-on instruction as I think it'd be very difficult to really learn what you need simply from seeing pictures and videos.
My background is not in any type of building/construction, it's been in Business, Retail, and Collections. Do any of you have any suggestions about what the best way might be for me to enter into this field? I appreciate your time in reading this and any shared thoughts that you might have.