Vocational and Trade Careers
Choosing a job in trade can be a great option for people who like hands-on work and don't want to follow the traditional four-year college route. These jobs need special skills in areas like welding, plumbing, electrical work, HVAC services, and car repairs.
Trade skills can help you find a job and start earning money.
For example, welders join metals using heat and pressure with tools like welding torches, plasma cutters, and welding machines. They work in different places like factories, service centers, and construction sites. They need to know about metals, welding methods, and how to read blueprints.
Plumbers work on pipes and fittings for water and gas systems. They install and fix pipes in new buildings and also repair and maintain existing systems. They need to know about plumbing systems, local building rules, and related guidelines.
Electricians work with electrical systems, doing installations and repairs in new and existing buildings. They need to understand electrical systems, read blueprints, and know local building codes and rules.
HVAC technicians fix and maintain heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. They work on new buildings and repair and maintain existing systems. They need to know about HVAC systems, read blueprints, and follow local building codes and rules.
Car mechanics find and fix problems in vehicles at service centers, dealerships, and fleet maintenance facilities. They need to know about car mechanics, problem-solving, and follow local and federal rules for vehicle maintenance.
Construction workers build and fix structures like buildings and roads. They work on new buildings and repair and maintain existing ones. They need to know about construction methods and materials, read blueprints, and follow local building codes and rules.
These examples are just a few of the many trade job options. These jobs are important for our communities and offer job stability and growth. Trade learning can be a great choice for people who want to start working and making money.