Today We Recognize National Skilled Trades Day

National Skilled Trades Day raises awareness about the value of skilled trades and honors the hardworking men and women who work in these professions. Thank you to all the skilled trades workers!

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Skilled trades jobs are essential for our society and community development. As skilled trades careers in Central Illinois continue to grow, our state and community leaders need to make sure we support this career avenue for current and future workers. These men and women have opportunities for professional growth by apprenticeships and joining larger programs and corporations.

Capital Area Career Center (CACC) is an exceptional trades school in the 95th District that offers many of the fields of study listed below.

Examples of Skilled Trades

  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Welder
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Automotive technician
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technician
  • Sewing machine operator
  • House painter
  • Landscape gardener
  • Aircraft maintenance technician

High School Trades and Apprenticeship Programs Taking Hold in Illinois

Youth apprenticeships provide multiple career pathway opportunities for high school students in Illinois. Students enrolled in these programs have the opportunity to enter the workforce upon graduation, or they could enroll in college and continue their education. Continue reading…