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Welders Make Up to $200,000

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article that focuses on the money that can be made in the skilled trades, and the tremendous need for skills based education in the United States.

The author of the article visited one welding center in Ohio which pays more than 60 of its employees $150,000 a year, while two employees earn $200,000 annually. With that kind of money being made in welding, shouldn’t we start telling our kids about the career opportunities which exist in the skilled trades?

The article goes on to state that there are more than 600,000 unfilled jobs in this country because employers can’t find qualified employees. They can’t find employees because our country has shifted its educational focus entirely away from skills and technical training, and towards college and university education.

Caterpillar is mentioned in the article, but the article doesn’t say enough about Caterpillar’s incredible job training program, and the high paying careers it offers its employees. Caterpillar is truly a leader in the field of quality training for high paying careers.

If we want to turn around the unemployment rate, and keep our country’s labor force competitive we need to start advocating for skilled trades, and teaching our kids the real value of vocational and technical education. 

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Read the full article on the Wall Street Journal’s website here. 

See all the welding that was going on in the mikeroweWORKS Pavilion at the 2014 USASEF.