According to an article posted by PBS NewsHour, years of encouraging high school graduates to go to college for Bachelor’s degrees rather than training for industrial and other trades has resulted in a shortage of skilled workers for the nation’s factories. Many high school students feel that college is their only option, but research shows that the U.S. has 30 million jobs that pay an average of $55,000 per year and don’t require a Bachelor’s degree.
There are many benefits to attending a vocational school. People with career and technical educations are more likely to be employed than their counterparts with academic credentials and more likely to be working in their fields of study. Skilled trades also show the highest potential among job categories; with older tradespeople starting to retire, there will be a big shortage of workers and they will need new tradespeople to replace them.
We offer several Skilled Trades programs at McCann School of Business & Technology, such as CDL Training: Class A Tractor Trailer, Electrical Systems, Commercial & Industrial Maintenance Technician and HVAC. If you love working with your hands and solving complex problems, consider calling us at 866-865-8065 to learn more about how to enroll. You can graduate with your Associate in Specialized Technology degree, Associate in Specialized Business degree or Diploma and be on your way to an in-demand career!
You can read the original article here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/decades-pushing-bachelors-degrees-u-s-needs-tradespeople/