First up… watch the video above. It was put together by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, but it’s relevant to Skilled Trades careers everywhere in the world. They’ve done an amazing job of getting to the heart of what Skilled Trades are in a really fun way!
Let’s get a few things straight about what Skilled Trades careers are because there are hundreds of thousands of opportunities out there, and not enough people who have the “skills” to fill those jobs; that’s a problem. You need to know what’s up.
Skilled Trades careers require people who’ve had some serious and intensive training to become a MASTER at what they’re doing. Although “Skilled Trades” require you to use your hands, your brain is just as much at work if you expect to be successful.
FYI… Most Skilled Trades require a level of “Essential Skills” that is as high, or even higher, than it is for many white-collar jobs.
Before we dig any deeper, let’s bust some Myths about working in the Skilled Trades.