Blog Category Skilled Trades

Auto Mechanic
March 28th, 2017
Kris Powers

I shared an article the other day that seems to have struck a nerve with many. The article was entitled “Why We Desperately Need to Bring Back Vocational Training in Schools.”

June 7th, 2016
Kris Powers

In many high schools across the nation, shop class is non-existent.  Consequently, so are the potential trades-people that are born out of that early exposure to tools and machinery.  What is America going to do without skilled workers who can build and fix things?

November 21st, 2014
Angela Caban

By: Jennifer M. Morrison

For the last half century, the idea that a four year degree is the only way to secure a career and the middle-class has permeated our educational system. This idea has caused a myriad of problems including an economy left without skilled trade workers and high school students who are either force themselves into four year degree programs or those who are left adrift unsure of their next step.

September 12th, 2014
Angela Caban

Did you know that employment of motorcycle mechanics is expected to grow 24% percent by 2020?

The demand for motorcycle repair services is growing in response to the increased number of registered motorcycles over recent years. This trend is expected to continue, leading to new job opportunities for motorcycle mechanics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, motorcycle mechanics specialize in working on motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, and all-terrain vehicles. 

Duties:

Motorcycle mechanics typically do the following:

September 10th, 2014
Angela Caban

Considering a career in Skilled Trades but too many negative comments floating around? Here are the top myths of Skilled Trades, debunked!  

Myth:

The skilled trades are not for people with good grades.

Reality:

If you like to work with your hands and are creative, the skilled trades are a good choice. These careers require people with strong skills in reading and writing, math and science.

 

Myth:

September 8th, 2014
Angela Caban

What do automotive service technicians and mechanics do? They inspect, run diagnostic tests on, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.  

Duties

Automotive service technicians and mechanics typically do the following:

September 5th, 2014
Angela Caban

With the need for skilled laborers and the trades industry not able to find enough qualified applicants, transitioning servicemembers have a great opportunity for finding work.

National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military members can obtain the career training needed for job opportunities in the skilled trades industry. Here are the career courses available:

September 3rd, 2014
Angela Caban
The equation of Skilled Trades is a simple one... Skilled Trades = America. Without Skilled Trades, there is NO America. We live in a country that is constantly growing and with this growth, we are in need of more skilled laborers.