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& Technical

Practical, Useful
Quick to Graduate

Trade & Technical

Practical
Useful
Quick to Graduate

Why chose a Trade or Technical Career?

This path allows you to master a specialization or become a jack-of-all trades.  Fast, affordable with plenty of jobs.
  • Career training completed in months not years
  • Learn every day life skills, to use at home and on the jobs
  • You can often set your own hours and select the jobs you want

Meet your need to balance life, work, and school with programs that fit you. Choose a path that is a good mix of speed versus impact on your current job and career goals. Work with top schools to leverage your prior educational experiences, embrace a broad array of potential careers, and stay organized and on-track with flexible schedules.

Top Growing Trade & Technical Occupations

2018 - 2028

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers are facing a real challenge in the coming years. America’s Skill Gap 2.4 million positions are estimated to be unfilled between 2018 – 2028. These are the top growing  Trade & technical occupations. [1]

NUMBER OF NEW JOB OPENINGS BY OCCUPATION
CONSTRUCTION
+173,400   
ELECTRICIAN
+74,100   
PLUMBING
+68,200   
ANIMAL CARE
+46,800   
HVAC
+46,300   
Skill to leverage

PLANNING & ORGANIZATION

Knowing how to build the right plan to quickly solve the issue ensures less work in a shorter time frame allowing the completion of more jobs earning more money.

Computer & Technology skills driving success

TIME MANAGEMENT Completing more jobs in less time makes you more money

ATTENTION TO DETAIL Mitigates mistakes and saves time

PATIENCE Many jobs require patience to overcome an issue

ORGANIZATION Builds efficiency and increases the chance of a successful result

READ BLUEPRINTS Often, jobs include instructions which need to be interpreted

USING EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS Creates a safer environment and a quicker result

PHYSICAL ABILITY & DEXTERITY Lifting heavy equipment, juggling tools are common for a craftsman

COMMUNICATION Listening, speaking and writing in a variety of settings is key

PROBLEM SOLVING Ability to asses a situation, evaluate options and resolve the issue

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Levels of education and wages

In 2017 the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the median wage for high school graduates was $36,100. The median for those with a Bachelors was almost twice that. [3]

BACHELORS DEGREE

$72,800 annually

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

$36,100 annually

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited."

Plutarch, Greek-Roman biographer

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*All stats sited ‘bls.gov’ unless otherwise stated