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

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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