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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Two former high school students tell their story on why a trade apprenticeship fits their career aspirations. College was not the answer. High-paying, skilled trade jobs are in demand. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, there is an emphasis on the four-year university track yet three out of 10 high school grads who have chosen the college route haven’t earned degrees within six years.   Students with career and technical educations are more likely to be employed than their counterparts with academic credentials, the U.S. Department of Education reports, and significantly more likely to be working in their fields of study. Click the links below for a quick introduction as to why a carpentry and plumbing apprenticeship works for these students.

Nicholas Lyerly, Carpentry Apprenticeship with Wayne Brothers Companies

Joshua Cherry, Plumber Apprenticeship with Mitchell Mechanical