In an era where not everyone aspires to pursue a traditional college education, there is a promising alternative for those who possess a passion for hands-on work and a desire to contribute to lasting legacies. Mastering the skilled trades offers an exciting and rewarding career path for individuals who thrive in practical endeavors.
Fields such as HVAC, welding, electrical work, and plumbing have, over time, lost some of the admiration they once held. They have been overshadowed by the prevailing belief that a college degree is the only path to a successful career. However, concerted nationwide efforts are currently underway to reintroduce the trades as a viable and incredibly fulfilling career choice for our youth. Recognizing the importance of this endeavor, the goal is to highlight the abundant opportunities within the trades and prevent potential consequences such as a shortage of skilled talent and hindered growth within the construction industry.
Stepping up to revitalize the trades is Lee Company’s team of esteemed Career Coaches. Having risen through the ranks as skilled technicians themselves, they are uniquely positioned to extol the virtues of a career in the trades. Drawing from their own experiences, they paint vivid portraits of lifelong success, both intrinsically and extrinsically rewarding.
The primary objective of these Career Coaches is twofold: to raise awareness of the trades as a prosperous career option and to identify the finest talent to join Lee Company as future technicians and mechanics. They engage with classrooms, enlighten parents, facilitate hands-on career exploration experiences, and provide invaluable mentorship to students navigating one of the most pivotal decisions of their lives: choosing a career path. The Career Coaches place particular emphasis on evaluating candidates’ affinity for practical work and their eagerness to acquire new skills, recognizing these attributes as crucial indicators of potential future success within Lee Company.
As we unveil the next generation of skilled trades workers, it is imperative that we dispel misconceptions surrounding the trades and reignite interest among our youth. Lee Company’s dedicated Career Coaches are at the forefront of this movement, actively bridging the gap and fostering a renewed appreciation for the trades. By empowering individuals with the knowledge and opportunities to embark on fulfilling careers, we can ensure a thriving future for both the trades and those who shape them.
To receive more information about the trades, simply scan the QR code. Our Career Coaches are eager to connect with individuals considering this path, offering guidance, insights, and resources to aid in their journey towards a fulfilling and rewarding career in the trades.
Kim Hitchcock, Director of Workforce & Pipeline Development