So many students flounder trying to find their way through college and into a rewarding career. Many of them end up unemployed or under-employed after graduation, often saddled with thousands in student debt. And we now know that this generation’s massive collective student debt has had repercussions on our economy that we’ll feel for decades to come. Educating Nevada’s students about debt-free, earn-while-you-learn opportunities for good-paying jobs in growing career fields is more important now than ever.
Thank you to the University of Nevada—Reno for hosting Chart the Course, an event for Washoe County middle- and high-school students and their families to explore a variety of education and career paths, including careers in the high-tech building trades. We loved having the opportunity to speak with Washoe County students and parents about our registered paid apprenticeship programs—a college education that pays students to learn!—and the limitless and varied career opportunities that exist today in the in-demand building and construction industry.
We’d also like to thank Truckee Meadows Community College and the Washoe County School District’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) program, and a special shout-out and thank you to Nevada’s U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto for stopping by, and for her support of registered apprenticeships and the Nevada building trades!