Students

Ever Thought of a Career in Trades?

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

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

NOW HIRING
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.

MOVE UP
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.

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Scholarships

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

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

Students, sign up to receive information on job postings, scholarships, career fair opportunities and FORGE sponsored events.