There’s one common question all students eventually ask – “What can I do to be successful?” It’s an important question and in commercial construction management, you’ll need more than industry-specific skills and knowledge.
Today’s successful commercial construction manager has to know far more, be far more well-rounded, than he or she needed to be years ago. Not only do technology and building practices change rapidly, so do the broader skills a manager needs.
After all, as a commercial construction manager you’ll need to be more than a construction expert. You must also be a project manager, a businessman and a human resource pro – to name just a few roles you’ll play.
In our program at Gwinnett Tech, we’ve developed a curriculum that helps our students master not only the technical knowledge needed in the field, but also the many intangible skills they need to survive and thrive.
What are the top five skills or traits I think you should possess? Here you go. My secrets for your success:
- Technical knowledge
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
- Communication skills
- Organizational skills
As you can see, a career in commercial construction management can be challenging – but also very rewarding. If you’re interested in learning more about the Commercial Construction Management associate degree program at Gwinnett Tech, send me an email!