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Enrolling in a technical college allows students to get trained and start earning a great income in a year or two, while others are still earning their 4 year degree and are accruing a ton of college debt!

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“… the prospect of entering what’s commonly known as “the trades” as a contractor, electrician, plumber or construction workers may prove more appealing. After all, the paycheck rolls in immediately and no one is saddled with debt.”

“Job opportunities for electricians, plumbers and other contractors are ample. Indeed, a potential housing and commercial boom is stunted by the fact that there aren’t enough workers. Angie’s List data show that 63% of builders say they can’t find enough skilled workers to fill openings.

The shortage of skilled labor is particularly acute in places like Houston and northern Florida, which have been hit hard by hurricanes in recent years. But it’s also the norm in expensive states such as California, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey, where higher prices make the labor market even tighter, according to the website BuildZoom, which helps consumers find contractors for home remodeling.

For people in the trades, of course, that scarcity of labor tends to mean higher pay. Above-average wages are used as a lure by more than half of construction companies, while others tout management opportunities and health insurance.”

See full CBS News report at-
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/high-school-students-grapple-with-lifetime-decision-college-or-the-trades/

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