Skilled Trades

4 Top Drivers of Career Motivation after COVID-19

Many people are eager to get back to work after the year of pandemic-related shutdowns. In July alone, the unemployment rate decreased 0.5% down to 5.4%, which is a fraction of what it was at the height of the pandemic.1 But many workers don’t plan on returning to the same employers or occupations as the […]

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How to Apply for Trade School: 4 Tips for Planning for Your Training

What do the COVID-19 pandemic and trade schools have to do with each other? More than you might think. Millions of Americans were forced to reconsider their academic and career plans because of the pandemic. Over a year later, many are still dealing with the consequences of the COVID-19 shutdowns:1 college and university enrollment rates […]

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Is a College Education Still Valuable? How the Pandemic Has Changed People’s Views

The COVID-19 pandemic had negative consequences in the realm of work and education.1 Millions of U.S. adults had their academic and professional plans disrupted, with marginalized groups being disproportionately affected.1 This unforeseen and drastic shift created some changes in terms of educational choices. Colleges saw a severe drop in enrollment, while trade school training is […]

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Why There’s a Higher Demand for Tradespeople Post-Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc upon society in so many ways. One trend that researchers have noticed is that fewer students enrolled in vocational programs during the pandemic, possibly because skilled trades training doesn’t always translate as well to a virtual environment. To learn a practical or mechanical skill, hands-on training can be important. Now, […]

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Why Go to Trade School? 4 Top Reasons People Are Enrolling Post-Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic interfered with the educational paths of millions of adult learners across the country. While rates of enrollment are down for traditional forms of education, there’s been continued interest in trade school programs among those looking to return to school. With the HVAC/R industry experiencing a skilled labor shortage, this comes as good […]

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How to Become a Master Electrician

A master electrician is usually an electrician who has earned the highest level of certification and licensing for electricians.1 At this level of mastery, an electrician is qualified to work unsupervised, and can supervise and train apprentices.2,3 If you are interested in running your own electrician business, you will likely need to work your way […]

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