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Celebrate the First-Ever National Skilled Trades Day

May 1, 2019 10:56:11 AM

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National Skilled Trades Day now has a featured spot on the calendar.

Observed annually, on the first Wednesday in May, National Skilled Trades Day will aim to raise awareness to young people about the importance of the Skilled Trade industry in the United States.

There are more skilled trade job openings than there are people to fill them,  and that’s a huge problem that will eventually affect everyone.

Over the last few decades, parents and teachers have all echoed the same message to students; you have to attend college to have a good future. Well, we know that's not true. The results of the "college for all mentality" has been an increasing average student loan debt and a growing number of under-employed college graduates. All the while, jobs that make up the backbone of our economy continue to go unfilled.

National Skilled Trades Day is an excellent, new initiative, meant to halt this outdated narrative and inform the younger generation, and job seekers about the value of entering a career in the Skilled Trades.

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Be sure to celebrate yourself, and others who have joined the trades. This isn't some silly #NationalDonutDay. This is about real skills, being put to use every day, to solve real-world issues. If that isn't something to celebrate, then what is? 

Check out these ideas to celebrate the importance of skilled trades on National Skilled Trades Day.

Kristina Bentle

Written by Kristina Bentle

Kristina is Director of Marketing for Interplay Learning. As an expert in all things digital, Kristina has brought her passion for technology and innovation to the Interplay team. With experience in B2B and B2C marketing, she brings a unique perspective to her work and understanding customer needs. She values being able to help customers find products and services that help make their lives better.