We've turned our back on the trades. Now it's holding us back.
There’s a crisis looming over the U.S. economy: A chronic shortage of qualified trade pros is holding back employment and growth. The cause of this crisis can be traced back to the cultural shift that celebrates traditional college and undervalues trade skills. Meanwhile, people with career and technical educations are more likely to be employed than their peers with college degrees, and more likely to be working in their fields of study.