The Skilled Trades Renaissance
“Consider the reality of today’s job market. We have a massive skills gap. Even with record unemployment, millions of skilled jobs are unfilled because no one is trained or willing to do them. Meanwhile unemployment among college graduates is at an all-time high, and the majority of those graduates with jobs are not even working in their field of study. Plus, they owe a trillion dollars in student loans. A trillion! And still, we push a four-year college degree as the best way for the most people to find a successful career?” -Mike Rowe
There’s a greater need for skilled trade talent now than ever before due to decades of educational and training erosion and the fact that young people just aren't considering these critical career pathways. These 'blue collar' men and women literally keep our nation’s infrastructure intact – from our electrical systems, to our plumbing, and even the nuts and bolts that hold it all together. Peak is on the front lines battling this ever-widening skills gap, diligently supporting our local CTAE (Career, Technical and Agricultural Education) programs and partnering closely with employers at every level to encourage enhanced worker opportunities. Turn to Peak when you're serious about skilled trade talent for your organization.