Students & Applicants

Ever Thought of a Career in Trades?

Gain a head start on your career whether it’s shop class, an apprenticeship, or community college.

The choice is yours with over 200 careers to choose from. Skilled trades truly offer something for everyone.

According to the Build Your Future, there are over 19,000 craft labor jobs available in MS alone. This means you have the opportunity to jump right into a job and right into building your future.

In the trades, you can start at an entry level position and work your way up to CEO – without a college degree.

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  • 10+

    Years it will take 39% of college graduates to pay off their student loans.

  • 90%

    Apprentices find jobs when they’ve finished their training.

  • 33%

    Higher average pay per week for commercial construction tradesmen vs. the rest of Americans.


Scholarships & Resources

We want to not only provide you with great resources but connect you to great resources. Check out these great scholarships and resources!

  • Get 2 College
  • Mike Rowe Foundation
  • Mississippi Construction Education Foundation
  • The Associated General Contractors of America

Are you looking for tips on how to write a resume?
How to apply for jobs online?
Prepare for job interviews?

The Columbus Lowndes Library offers free job coaching resources by appointment!
Call 662-329-5300 and schedule your appointment today.

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The Columbus Lowndes Library offers computer classes that help with typing, email, internet safety and more.
To register for a class, call 662-329-5300.

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