Exploring Career Paths in the Trades w/ Jason Shank, Training Director Plumbers Union Local 55

How do you know if a career in the Trades is really for you, your child or student? This can often be an overwhelming task for many individuals to navigate in today’s world of endless career options – many of which focus on obtaining a college degree. This episode helps guide those considering a career in plumbing or another Trade through the eyes of seasoned tradesman and educator Jason Shank, who serves as the Training Director at Plumbers Union Local 55 Cleveland and President of ASSE International. He breaks down the everyday realities of working in the plumbing field, including apprenticeship training, on-the-job expectations and the types of traits/skills it takes to be successful in this type of career. 

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Related Resources:

ASSE International
Plumbers Union Local 55 J.A.T.C. (Joint Apprentice Training Center)
The Cleveland Building Trades Council
Max S. Hayes High School and Vocational Programs
Cuyahoga Community College Pre-Apprentice Training Program

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