A Return To Skilled Trade Education

By Robert Robillard on Dealing With Dust

Skilled Trade Jobs

Skilled trade jobs are now among the “Hot Jobs” for 2009.

30% of Employers Worldwide Struggling to Find Qualified Job Candidates Skilled Trades People, Sales Representatives, and Technicians Most In-Demand Globally

Remodelers have long lamented the gutting of skilled-trade education, but recent developments — combined with worrisome school dropout rates, massive job losses, and soaring college costs — hint at a resurgence in the kinds of hands-on education that programs such as No Child Left Behind, well, left behind.

The developments are bolstered by findings including a recent survey by employment services provider Manpower, which identified the skilled/manual trades as the third-toughest positions to fill.

Encouraging Youth To Go Into Trades

We are now experiencing a demand for skilled workers in the trades, which bodes well for us currently in the trades. But more importantly this poses an opportunity for our talented and motivated youth to enter a fulfilling and lucrative career as a skilled trades person.

Changing Perceptions

Changing our society’s perceptions of the trades and encouraging our youth to consider a career in the trades is an important step in the success of our nation.

A Return To Skilled Trade Education and Trades

We rely on our trades men and women to build and maintain our homes, keep them warm and dry, fill our houses with furniture, fix and maintain our cars, and build our roads and bridges. The list goes on and on.  READ MORE

source: remodeling Magazone 2009 by Leah thayer

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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and operates a remodeling company located in Concord, MA. He is the editor of ConcordCarpenter.com and ToolBoxBuzz, and a has a weekly column in the Sunday Boston Globe. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob uses his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. His motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Contact Rob at: info@aconcordcarpenter.com

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