The Program Purpose:
Pair students with trade industry contractors to allow them to experience the trade while assisting in paid work functions during their summer school break.
- Offer options through High Schools and their Administrators to encourage the students that either cannot decide, or have not thought about what to do, when they graduate from High School to consider our trades.
- Educate the students and their parents on the benefits of working in the industry including:
- Competitive wages, get paid while you train.
- Seriously reduced training and education fees compared to the average four-year college degree.
- Minimal career obsolescence as society will always need plumbing, heating and cooling.
- Expanded opportunities for career advancement and owning your own business.
- Flexible hours and mobility, where society is, our careers are needed.
- Organize a dedicated group including educators, contractors, and administrators that will dedicate the time and effort it takes to establish a successful program as well as set in place a means of keeping it active and remaining successful throughout the years. If properly initiated, promoted and managed, this program will become successful enough to spread throughout the state. Although we are mainly affected by what happens in the HVAC and Plumbing industries, not all students will be interested in our trades, therefore this program must include all facets of the construction and service trades to attract as many students as possible and be a success.