What is Trades?
Most of the skilled Trades careers are directly related to jobs in the construction industry, and they can be found in the Architecture and Construction career cluster. These careers include plumbers, electricians, brick masons, among many others. Some of the positions may be obtained with only the completion of high school, while many of them require more training. The completion of a two-year college program or an apprenticeship through an organization or union is required for the more specialized positions. Most of these jobs are very “hands-on”, and can be physically demanding.