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Trade Schools and Career Colleges a Better Alternative to Community College

June 21st, 2008 · No Comments

According to findings of a recent survey by the Career College Association, nearly 50 percent of those surveyed called career and technical colleges the best alternative to four-year universities, well ahead of community colleges. Only 17 percent of those surveyed favored community college.

Although community colleges (typically averaging 3200 a year in student loans required are [...]

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Tags: Career Advice · Income in Trades · Skilled Trades Shortage · The Future of Trades · Trade Schools

Canadian survey says… go to trade school

May 4th, 2008 · No Comments

A report by statistics Canada  shows that young people are actually making less than their parents.
Among the interesting conclusions of the report:
“These days, young people are staying in school longer and men are less likely to find full-time work once they finish, unless they work in the trades [emphasis ours, of course].”
Read more here.

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Tags: Canada · Income in Trades · Trade Schools · Trades and Culture

“Attitude shift needed”

March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

“For whatever reason, somewhere in our history, the trades have become devalued in comparison to other professions,” said Maureen Piercy, president of Loyalist College, near Toronto, Ontario, in an address to a local Chamber of Commerce. “And yet when it comes to skilled trades, we know that incomes are good and job demand is high.”

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Tags: Canada · Income in Trades · Skilled Trades Shortage

GM buyouts expected to entice many

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments

The Detroit News is reporting that the higher than expected offers from GM will likely entice as many as 15,000 GM workers into early retirement. Read more here.

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Tags: Income in Trades · Labor · Unions

British PM warns of significant job losses for unskilled workers

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has issued a warning that Britain’s unskilled work force will suffer great job losses soon. Those with training in skilled trades will be better equipped to weather the coming changes.
Speaking on the BBC’s The Politics Show, Brown warned that in the next decade, British industry stands to lose 5.5. million [...]

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Tags: Income in Trades · Skilled Trades · The Future of Trades

CIANBRO plans to hire 500 skilled workers in 2008

January 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Maine’s battered skilled-trades work force is about to get a big break from CIANBRO. Where last year saw hundreds of layoffs after two mill closings and other widespread layoffs in that state, CIANBRO says it will hire 500 new employees in 2008. Representatives say they will be needing “journey level trades, pipe fitting, pipe welding, [...]

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Tags: Employment Rates · Income in Trades · Skilled Trades

Ford to offer heftier retirement packages (good news and bad)

January 24th, 2008 · No Comments

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Ford is in the process of implementing richer buyouts for early retirement packages offered to skilled laborers and production workers. The news has a bad side, too, of course, in that it indicates that the company is intent on ‘asking’ more staff to leave the company.
This has been [...]

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Tags: Income in Trades · Skilled Trades · Unions

University study: tradespeople earn more than university grads

November 10th, 2007 · No Comments

The University of Saskatchewan is reporting – apparently at face value – a survey showing that “trade journeypersons” earn more than graduates of the university. (Now are they putting that in their enrolment brochures, we wonder). On top of that, skilled trades people have “some of the lowest education related debt.”

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Tags: Income in Trades · Skilled Trades · Trade Schools