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Plenty Of High-Paying Jobs Open In Construction Industry

Plenty Of High-Paying Jobs Open In Construction Industry

U.S. builders and the subcontractors they depend on are struggling to hire fast enough to meet rising demand for new homes. Builders would be starting work on more homes -- and contributing more to the economy -- if they could fill more job openings. Read More »

Manufacturing Boom: Trade School Enrollment Soars

Manufacturing Boom: Trade School Enrollment Soars

By Parija Kavilanz NEW YORK -- Trade schools nationwide are bursting at the seams as demand for skilled factory workers pushes enrollment to record highs. American manufacturers in certain sectors are enjoying a rebirth fueled by the return of overseas production back to the United States. As factories... Read More »

Drawn To Become The World's Best Graphic Designer

Drawn To Become The World's Best Graphic Designer

"Just make something cool." That's what Victoria Brown remembers her teacher saying. Brown was a sophomore in high school and had never tried graphic design before. The teacher had never taught it. That freedom helped Brown discover her own style, which has been evolving ever since. Brown is now one of the... Read More »

Becoming The Best Mechanic In The World

Becoming The Best Mechanic In The World

"Talking to you right now," says Daniel Lehmkuhl (pictured with Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer of the United States). "I never thought this would happen." When Lehmkuhl decided as a child that he wanted to go into automotive technology, he never expected to one day get the attention of the national... Read More »

Despite Setbacks, Skilled Trades Offer A Bright Future For Many Americans

Despite Setbacks, Skilled Trades Offer A Bright Future For Many Americans

America has a self-image problem when it comes to the kinds of jobs we do. Travel to nearly any corner of the nation and you'll likely encounter people who believe Americans don't make anything anymore. That's not true, of course, but in daily life it's often difficult to prove that we still do. Aside from a... Read More »

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