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what trade school should I go into?


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Gary’s Answer

Being in the real estate industry and dealing with construction, there are three trades that do very well, electrician, plumber and carpenter.
Any of these trades would be a good choice, so it really depends upon your interest. However, one trade in addition to the three you may want to consider is becoming a building engineer, since they use a combination of all these skills to do their job. They perform building maintenance maintaining back of the house building systems, motors, pumps, fans systems, and general handyman type skills.

In Chicago, you would sign up for the building engineer trade by going to the local engineer union hall where they have educational classes. In most cases, it is always good to have a mentor, friend or family member in one of these trades to help introduce and network for entry into these programs. Many of these trade programs are offered through union halls as well as junior colleges.

Wish you the best on your search.




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Chris’s Answer

Hi Dylan - that's a great question, especially given the massive shortage of skilled tradespeople in the US today. I think that the first question I have is what are a few trades that you're interested in? For me, even given the current economic situation, I would pursue an aviation-related trade. There was a massive shortage in this area prior to the economic shutdowns with salaries rising quickly due to high demand. With aviation, you can either go to a trade school or join the military to gain in-demand aviation skills while being paid; my dad did the latter in the early 1980's and has done very well for himself.

Here's a list of top trade schools that I found in your area. Hope this helps!

https://toptrade.school/find/arizona/

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