Have you ever heard the expression “You can’t have your cake and eat it too?” We’re guessing you have, but if you haven’t, it essentially means that you can’t have more than is reasonable, or that you can’t have the best of two worlds. When it comes to most things in life, there are clear tradeoffs, and career paths are perceived the same way: work longer hours, get a higher salary; pay a ton for a college degree, earn more money later; do the grunt work, hope you’ll get a chance to climb up the ladder later.
What if we told you that you can have the best of all worlds with a career in the trades? When you become an apprentice in the trades, you earn while you learn, meaning you don’t have to put off enjoying the finer things in life, like buying that new vehicle you’ve always wanted, taking a nice vacation, or owning your own home. You can get an education while earning money and working reasonable hours, enabling you to live the good life now, not later.
And speaking of earning, did you know that workers who complete an apprenticeship earn more over their lifetime than comparable job seekers - a whopping $240,000 more, according to a research study. You can do a lot more in a lifetime with that kind of cash!
When you work in the trades, you also get great satisfaction out of your work. No boring desk jobs here! When you’re in the trades, you’re up and moving, working with your hands, creating something real, something lasting. Something you can point to and be proud of. And when it’s time to clock out at the end of the day… you get to leave work at work, and enjoy life.
Sure sounds like having your cake and eating it, too, doesn’t it? Ready to get started with a career in the trades, so you can live the good life? Come join us!