By Ann Brown
There was a time when companies were complaining there weren’t enough workers in the trades, doing things such as plumbing, construction, or being an electrician. But now it seems like Generation Z is going into the trades in droves and opting for trade school over college. Most trade careers do not require a college degree.
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Why? Not only is the job market is currently very open for these type of jobs, but also Generation Z s trying to avoid the type of school debt their parents — and their grandparents — have accumulated.
“Generation Z—those who were born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s—are more often turning to trade schools to avoid the skyrocketing student debt crisis and hone skills that translate directly into jobs, from electrical engineering to cosmetology. While the power of trade unions has dwindled, and societal value still favors more elite professions, young students are finding themselves drawn Click here to read entire article