Outreach & inroads: benefits of a career in the trades

Outreach & inroads: benefits of a career in the trades

The real value of a life in the trades is better reflected in the many, many multi-generational plumbing and heating shops across the country. Sons and daughters have followed their parents into the trades because they've seen the prosperity and quality of life the trades can deliver. The usual entrance to a plumbing career has been the apprenticeship, and there are certainly more money and resources being diverted into apprenticeship programs.

Over the next 10 years, according to the Department of Labor, 95 million Baby Boomers are set to retire. In that same period of time, there are only 40 million Americans moving into the workforce. The average age of a plumber working in the U.S. is 55 years old. The math could not be any more clear.

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