VIDEO: Next Generation of Trades People
Entering the construction trades isn't the way it used to be. Fewer shop classes in schools is one cause of lower interest, along with more emphasis on a traditional four-year college track. However, a career in the trades can be financially and emotionally rewarding, and skilled workers are always in demand.
The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters is taking initiative to train men and women for future careers in construction trades. Recently they partnered with a class from Summit Academy, a technical/vocational school in North Minneapolis to help students be job ready.