Myths About the Trades Debunked

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Revive the blue collar worker! Their jobs pay well.

Stuck in your current career? Need to earn a higher wage for your family? Looking for a change but don’t have the time or resources for a four-year degree. Trades may be your answer. The trades are high-demand locally, regionally and across our nation. In a short period of time, you can earn a national credential and be on your way a to a new and exciting career. 

Have you heard these myths about trades?



Only four-year degrees graduates are successful. Trades have just as many opportunities for success! You can master your trade, become an entrepreneur, and be in high-demand!
Trades don’t pay. Trades have an average starting wage of $48,000 a year!
The trades are going to be outsourced. Trades are always going to be in need! We need plumbing, electrical, HVAC and many skilled trades. You can’t outsource these skills.
Women can’t do skilled trades. Women possess traits like dexterity, stamina, good hand-eye coordination, and balance. Exactly what tradesmen/tradeswomen need.
Trades have little career choices.  Trades are needed everywhere—even on cruise ships. Many tradesmen become entrepreneurs and own their own business and set their own hours.

Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions?

  • I wish I made more money
  • I wish I were my own boss and set my own schedule
  • I wish I had more job security
  • I wish I could earn while I learn
  • I wish I knew what I wanted to be when I grow up (even at 50+)

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then come to one of our Trades Open House events. Feel free to stop in during these events to learn more about our trades programs. We would love to talk to you about learning a new trade and earning a higher wage.

See our trades programs enrolling now.