National Skilled Trades Day is observed every year on the first Wednesday in May and has now imprinted its place in the annual calendars. The day aims to create awareness amongst the youth regarding the importance and increasing demand for skilled trades in the United States.
It has become increasingly common to see parents and teachers echoing the same message that they should attend colleges to have a promising future. But training and job opportunities in trades have proved that it is not valid.
National Skilled Trades Day is an excellent initiative that highlights halting the outdated narrative and informing the parents, teachers, business owners, and most importantly, students about the value of a career in the Skilled Trades.
The National Skilled Trades Day 2021 was observed in schools, communities, businesses, and individuals in their ways.
What lessons did they learn by working in trades? Why would they recommend it to people? It can prove a big boost.
An electrician is responsible for planning electrical systems, inspecting and maintaining transformers and circuit breakers. In addition, they are involved in installing and fixing issues in wiring and fuse boxes.
A welder is responsible for connecting metals and metal parts by producing intense heat via an electric medium. A welder is also responsible for smoothing metal surfaces after welding them together.
Pipefitters are involved in taking advanced blueprints for piping systems at residences or even at commercial places. They then construct the piece into reality. Skills required in this trade business are cutting and hammering pipes and assembling them using welding and soldering.
Plumbers are responsible for installing, maintaining, and replacing pipelines in the kitchen and bathrooms. The job comes with a high degree of independence, flexibility, and income stability and flexibility.
Automotive technicians are responsible for performing scheduled vehicle maintenance work, Diagnosing and fixing car problems, Coming up with plans to repair cars.
To earn well in skilled trade business, the interested candidate must have achieved formal or professional training from a certified training school, also called a trade school or technician training school. You can join trade schools after completing your post-secondary education. For getting into a trade school, a high school diploma or GED is necessary. However, many trade schools sometimes provide GED assistance and free GED preparation for those without a high school diploma.
A specialized trade school offers the best practical and hands-on training. In addition, students learn from experienced professionals in the field.
Trade schools are often flexible and can accommodate students from varying backgrounds. Trade schools are designed to help the students complete their studies in the least time and start working and earning quickly.
Trade school programs prepare students for entering into these high-paying trade careers, including construction management, electrical engineering, welding, plumbing, boiler making, sterile processing, and even more.
Opportunities in skilled trade jobs are growing today, and more and more people are getting involved in them. The contribution that skilled trade workers make to the people’s lives through their outstanding work. We should thank them, and that’s why we observe the National Skilled Trades Day. Enlightening and encouraging students to take this up and explore their benefits. That is the best way to allow skilled trade workers to feel proud about their work and gain recognition and respect.