WHY CHOOSE A CAREER A CAREER IN THE SKILLED TRADES?

WHERE DO WE BEGIN?!

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There's never been a better time to explore careers in the skilled trades. Below you can access & download our current infographic highlighting unique career perks and earning opportunities in the trades as well as our 'head start chart' that outlines the potential financial advantages of entering an apprenticeship program or trade school vs. the traditional four-year college path. If you haven't already, we highly encourage you to participate in our Skill Evaluation - submitting an Eval allows us to connect you with applicable career path matches in your area for free! What do you have to lose? 

EARN A LIFELONG SKILL

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Have you ever wondered how the buildings that create your city's skyline were built? How about the what's working behind the walls when you flip on a light switch?

 

Get a better understanding of the world around you all while learning a skill that will remain valuable for the rest of your life! The opportunities for career advancement are endless as many skilled trades lead to upper management positions and entrepreneurship endeavors that can take you all over the globe. Get started on the path to skill mastery by taking our online skill evaluation today!

AVOID STUDENT DEBT

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Many skilled trade schools only require a year or two to complete while also costing thousands less than the average four year Bachelor's degree. In fact, some employers will actually pay you to go to school!

 

The dire need for skilled workers has prompted many businesses to sponsor education for students in exchange for commitments to future employment. How would you like to get paid to go to school while also having a career waiting for you upon graduation? Get started on the path to a high pay, low student debt career by taking our online skill evaluation!

Carpentry
Electrical
Plumbing
HVAC
Masonry

Building Trades

Welding
Heavy Equipment
Millwrights
Machinists
Wind & Solar

Technical Trades

Collision Repair
Diesel Mechanic
Small Engines

Automotive Trades

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