Huge Earning Potential for Young People Skilled in a Trade

You’ve assumed for years that your kid would probably go to 4-year college. But what if your kid could make more money, have less debt, spend fewer years in school, and enjoy greater career joy by becoming skilled in a trade?

Huge career potential for kids skilled in a trade

The video here, featuring Discovery Channel TV host Mike Rowe, tells the story.

(Watch for the story of the Cornell math major who left her 4-year college to become skilled in a trade. She’s thrilled with her decision!)

Some lucky students are becoming skilled in a trade and getting a 4-year degree at the same time!

And they’re doing it debt-free—by age 22! Learn how in the article I wrote here.

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The video above says this about students who are aiming to become skilled in the trades:

This country’s entering a new age of work. A new age of making things, and fixing things, and building things. An age where those skilled in the trades are going to be in demand like never before.

I hope you’ll encourage the kids you love to consider becoming skilled in a trade.

Becoming skilled in a trade can lead to a lifetime of happy job satisfaction.

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Fast Track to Real Job Skills—Wow—Look at SkillsUSA

Parents dread paying $100,000 for college—only to find out afterward that their kids have graduated with a boatload of forgotten classroom learning—but no real job skills and zero job prospects.

The key to getting a great job after college—is developing actual job skills beforehand.

Developing actual job skills between the ages of 15 and 22 can be done by:

1. Identifying career goal early on (as I explain in Chapter 13 of my book)

2. Job shadowing in the chosen career field

3. Volunteering in the chosen career field, and/or—

4. Joining SkillsUSA during the high school and college years.

SkillsUSA helps students learn real-world job skills in high school and in college.

Parents, watch the 9-minute “What is SkillsUSA?” video featuring TV host Mike Rowe below, and then call 844-875-4557 to find a SkillsUSA chapter in your area and learn how your child can join.

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