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Your go-to source for the latest news, insider advice and inspirational stories from real-life workers enjoying rewarding careers in the skilled trades.
Why Everyone is Talking About On-The-Job Training and Apprenticeships
Few work arrangements are as mutually beneficial as on-the-job training. Workers earn while they learn new skills and trainers shape how tasks get done.
How To Become An Electrical Technician: Training, Timing and More
Here’s what you need to know about electronic technician training, including how much it costs, how long it takes and the salary you can earn once you finish your training program.
Criminal Investigator: This Job Is About Details, Not Kicking In Doors
Click here to learn more about what it's like to be a Criminal Investigator from the experts at SkillPointe today.
4 Nonprofit Job Training Programs Helping Young, Low-Income Adults
Countless skilled trade jobs are sitting open, but they often require training that not everyone can afford. Nonprofit training programs are working to change that equation.
What’s the Difference Between Trade School, Technical College and Community College?
Trade school, technical college and community college may sound like the same thing, but they aren’t. All aim to serve labor market needs, but here are the main differences.
How To Become a Pharmacy Technician: Training, Timing and More
Here’s everything you need to know about how to become a pharmacy technician, from training programs, certification, how long it takes and more.
The Home Depot
The Home Depot Foundation Partners with The SkillPointe Foundation to Expand Skilled Trades Training Program
The SkillPointe Foundation and The Home Depot Foundation is launching a scholarship program for high school seniors and graduates, preparing them to thrive in an ever-changing economy while also addressing the skills gap in America.
The Home Depot
'I Had My Best Opportunity in Front of Me the Entire Time,' says HVAC Tech
Sometimes the most obvious career choice is right in front of you. “Growing up, I was in the generation that everyone preached that you have to go to college if you want to be able
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6 Myths about the Skilled Trades
Myths about the skilled trades paint them as dead-end jobs with low pay, but the truth is altogether different. Discover 6 myths and the realities behind them.
Meet the Dental Hygienist: ‘I Actually Enjoyed Going to the Dentist as a Kid’
Antonia Lemons loves what she does. The 36-year-old started out as a dental assistant in 2002. In 2015, she went back to school at Fortis College in Smyrna, Georgia, and she graduated as a dental
Pipefitter / Steamfitter
Steamfitter Explains Why This Under-the-Radar Job is So Satisfying
Todd Clements explains what it's like to be a steamfitter, creating piping systems for high-pressure industrial processes. He explains how he got into this line of work and more.
SkillPointe Launches World’s Fastest Skilled Career Discovery Tool
Click here to learn more about the World’s Fastest Skilled Career Discovery Tool created by SkillPointe.
Top 40 High-Paying Careers for Community College and Trade School Students in 2022
Discover the top 40 High-Paying Careers For Community College And Trade School Students In 2022 from the experts at SkillPointe here today.
Foundations Team Up to Fund Skills Training Scholarships
Amid ongoing worker shortages, new program provides $100,000 in scholarship funding to ensure Americans have the skills they need to reach their full potential.
How to Find the Best Trade School Program For You
How do you know which trade school program is the right fit for you? Follow these steps for the best investment of time, money and focus.
Training For Veterans: The GI Bill Isn't Just For College
The GI Bill covers many short-term learning options you likely haven't considered, especially when it comes to training for skilled trade jobs.
How to Become a Diesel Mechanic: Training, Timing and More
Here’s what you need to know about diesel mechanic training, including how much it costs, how long it takes and the salary you can earn.