"High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads
Line Up For University"
Read the article from National Public Radio
What are the skilled trades?
That question was much easier to answer a generation ago when workers
were simply divided into white-collar and blue-collar. Not today. The
lines are blurred and many old notions are turned over on their heads.
Master Catalog of Skilled-Trade
Core topics are those common to most skilled trades. In fact,
are essential prerequisites.
Automotive lessons include basic theory of operation,
troubleshooting, and maintenance procedures for the
mechanical and electrical systems common to today's
autos and light trucks.
is an extensive series of lessons and technical manuals that
cover the major topics of modern aircraft powerplants and
Building and Carpentry
These texts are all about strengthening your knowledge
of lumber, interior carpentry, concrete, and masonry.
These lessons cover a wide range of skills,
from electrical distribution systems to domestic fuse box wiring.
This series of courses balances the theory and
practice of modern hydraulics and pneumatics.
The Plumbing series of online lessons covers water
distribution systems as well as inside plumbing and
This extensive series of free online manuals is
intended for apprentice tradesmen (and women).
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