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"High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University"
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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 Learning Resources


Core Topics

Core topics are those common to most skilled trades. In fact, many are essential prerequisites.


Automotive

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.


Aviation

This is an extensive series of lessons and technical manuals that cover the major topics of modern aircraft powerplants and airframes.


Building and Carpentry

These texts are all about strengthening your knowledge of lumber, interior  carpentry, concrete, and masonry.


Electrical

These lessons cover a wide range of skills, from electrical distribution systems to domestic fuse box wiring.


Fluid Power

This series of courses balances the theory and practice of modern hydraulics and pneumatics.


Plumbing

The Plumbing series of online lessons covers water distribution systems as well as inside plumbing and fixtures.


Welding

This extensive series of free online manuals is intended for apprentice tradesmen (and women).


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