Debunking the Skilled Trades Myths

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:

A college degree is the only path to a good career.

Reality:

Working in the skilled trades is a great career choice. Since the U.S. is experiencing skills shortages, this leads to higher wages and more job opportunities in a large number of trades.

 

Myth:

Skilled trade work is dirty, noisy and physically demanding.

Reality:

Most trades involve "hands-on" work and many tradespeople will tell you that they like to get their hands dirty. But for many, this type of work is far more rewarding than any desk job could be.

 

Myth:

Women don't have the physical strength to perform skilled trades.

Reality:

Skilled trades require dexterity, stamina, good hand-eye coordination and balance-not just physical strength. Women make excellent tradespeople.