To prove its growth, and its potential, North Carolina boasted two cities on the Forbes' 2014 list of the Fastest Growing Cities in America. Raleigh topped out with the number two spot while Charlotte clocked in at number eight. This growth means a lot for the communities in the two states, but it also means a lot for the building and construction industry. In fact, the Charlotte Observer, in March of this year, noted that North Carolina is expected to have an increase of 60,000 jobs, with the construction sector being one of the industries poised to see growth. Construction growth is also expected within South Carolina, according to the December 2013 article, "USC economists forecast more jobs, strong growth for SC in 2014" published in The State.
While many industries were hit hard during the 2008 recession, construction--
"Seeing the start of new business and economy growth within the Carolinas is so exciting," said Cathy Yade, owner of Carolina Seminars, a service that offers training and prep courses for the contractor and builders' licensing exams. "We're thrilled to be a part of the growth by offering seminars and classes that prepare future contractors and inspectors to fill the need of this economical development. We feel our new site will give resources to help contractors gaine the qualifications they need."
To support this new construction growth, the need for qualified, licensed contractors and builders is larger than ever. The process to become a licensed contractor and builder requires passing the state's licensing exam. Difficult exams with up to a 60% fail rate on first attempts, they ensure that only the best candidates are being licensed and certified in the field.
Some of the fields requiring an exam to be considered a licensed contractor or builder in the Carolinas are Building Contractor, Home Inspector, Residential Contractor, and the Limited and Unlimited Building Contractors. There is also the exam to become nationally accredited with the NASCLA program.
"The tests are tough, but with the correct study and preparation, students can pass the exams on the first attempt," said Yade. "By preparing our students with all the knowledge they need to be licensed, qualified contactors, we're setting the bar high for the construction industry in the Carolinas. This high standard is so important for our industry, economy, and our own individual lives."
About Carolina Seminars
Carolina Seminars offers study prep classes to become licensed contractors and builders within the states of North and South Carolina. With a 98% pass rate for their students, Carolina Seminars knows how to train their contractor students for success. For a full list of their offerings and to book an on-site seminar or order an at-home study program, visit www.carolinaseminars.com.