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WHAT IS PAID FOR TRADES?

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Paid for trades is a networking tool connecting students to employers and schools in the skilled trades 

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For students, PFT provides a free service to connect them with hands on, in-person exposure to careers in the skilled trades by sharing their unique talents and passions with nearby employers, trade schools and apprenticeship programs.

For employers, it offers a chance to connect with these young people as they are making decisions regarding their future career or education. In many cases, this link can result in apprenticeships, job shadows or even scholarship opportunities between students and employers.

Browse our site for resources including benefits of careers in the skilled trades, information about local employers and schools, & an opportunity to connect directly with paths based on your skills and interests.

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CONNECT

We connect young people with career opportunities, trade schools, technical training & internships - all for free.

HOW IT WORKS

When young people submit skill evaluations, we find the right fit for them within our network of subscribing organizations and schools. Contact us to become a part of that network!

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NEWS NEAR YOU

Stay updated on news & events within the Paid for Trades network! We frequently shared data and local opportunities in the skilled trades.

WHY THE TRADES?

Read current statistics & data + download free resources about why careers in the skilled trades present great opportunities for young people today.

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Paid for Trades is a networking tool for students, employers and schools. For students, it provides a free service to connect them with hands on, in-person exposure to careers in the skilled trades by sharing their unique talents and passions with nearby employers. For employers, it offers a chance to connect with these young people as they are making decisions regarding their future career or education. In many cases, this link can result in apprenticeships, job shadows or even scholarship opportunities between students and employers. If you'd like to understand the program in greater detail, reach out us at connect@paidfortrades.org