National Tradesmen Day – Highlighting Career Opportunities in the North Country
From loggers, riggers, electricians, and woodworkers, to technicians of all kinds, the world is full of exciting roles in the trades!
Friday, September 18th is National Tradesmen Day, a day to recognize the many skilled people working in these challenging fields. Celebrated on the third Friday each September, National Tradesmen Day was founded “to honor the men and women who work everyday with their hands to keep America running strong.”
The North Country is full of opportunities in the trades for young people to explore. Many of these positions require vocational education, on-the-job training, or skills development through an apprenticeship to be successful.
Apprenticeships – Apprenticeships are a win-win situation for both employers and the apprentices. Employers get a talent pipeline of skilled employees, and apprentices earn money while they learn the skills of the trade.
Construction Trades – If you dream of building houses or skyscrapers or bridges, whether you want to draw and design them or get your hands on a hammer or drill, there’s work for you. What’s it like in the world of Construction Trades? Find out in this video.
Transportation and Logistics – Careers in transportation and logistics can take you far and wide. Businesses ship a wide variety of products—from motor vehicles and metals to agricultural products—by air, railway, barge, and especially truck. Truck drivers, both for big rigs and local delivery vans, are in demand.