There is a growing skills gap in America but – make no mistake – the skilled trades are in high demand. For those families looking for alternatives to college that still afford the opportunity for young men and women to find high paying jobs in an industry they are passionate about, the skilled trades might be the perfect match.
In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast, Rick Seigmund of Work Strong America joins me to talk about a viable option for those students for whom college is not the right fit. There is a growing shortage of skilled trades people and, in an environment where many college grads are having a hard time finding work, pursuing a trade may be the answer for some. It also gives entrepreneurial individuals a chance to own their own business.
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“The older skilled tradesmen are retiring in the next 10 to 15 years. The skilled trade gap is one of the biggest problems facing the US and Britain.”
“A welder in San Diego can start at a $40K annual income after training.”
“Going in to a skills trade gives individuals a chance at owning their own business.”