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Metal Supermarkets Eager to Raise Awareness of the Benefits of Trade Schools and Careers


Stephen Schober, President and CEO of Metal Supermarkets weighs in on the survey conducted a few months ago by Metal Supermarkets, on young adults’ (aged 18-24) perceptions and knowledge of attending trade schools. Unfortunately, more than half said they have never been interested in going to trade school. Almost three quarters of the 500 people polled believe traditional college gives people a better future than trade school. Likely a result of the current perception of trade careers, it is predicted that there will be a significant shortage of skilled tradespeople that are required to fill necessary jobs in the near future. “Metal Supermarkets recognizes the important need for these skilled tradespeople and the value that comes from those careers.” – Stephen Schober.

“One of the best ways to eliminate the stigma associated with skilled trade careers, and fill the critical need for these workers, is to raise awareness of the many benefits and opportunities available from attending vocational schools and pursuing careers in these fields.” – Stephen Schober, President and CEO of Metal Supermarkets.

Read the full Franchising World article.


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