02.06.20 | Trades and Technical Programs
Four-or more-year majors at large college campuses aren't for everyone. But we've been led to believe over the past several decades that those who seek other paths to new careers are just "settling." Here are 3 reasons why choosing to attend a trade school in 2020 is much more than a consolation prize!
The skills gap is the difference between what employers need employees to be able to do, and what they can actually can do. And that gap remains wide open in 2020. In a 2019 study, employers reported that they struggled more to fill their skills gap in 2019 than prior year. Part of the reason why is a lack of qualified candidates for trades and middle-skilled jobs. Those who are trained to enter a career path that can help fill these important positions can enter the workforce quickly!
Not only can those in skilled trades careers help fill the skills gap, they can also increase their earning potential. For example, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly wage for those employed in electrician and HVACR careers ranged from $22 to $26 in 2018. ("Median hourly wage" calculations reflect workers with various numbers of years in the field as well as various levels of basic and advanced training; it does not represent entry level wages.) Attending a trade school to learn a trade can really pay off!
Just as important as favorable job and wage prospects is career satisfaction. Many who work in the skilled trades find personal enrichment in their hands-on work. They work hard to solve problems and much prefer the opportunity to be on-the-go at residential and commercial job sites than behind a desk in an office all day.
At YTI Career Institute, students get real-world training that is industry modeled and results oriented. Graduates of the skilled trades programs offered at our York, PA campus are prepared to step into a variety of industries with a solid foundation for success. Make attending trade school in 2020 your first resort - schedule a campus visit today!
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