Apprenticeships and skilled trades are in the news again! Maclean’s recent Jobs report issue included an article entitled, The tricks – and the stigma – of the trades. Often overlooked and underestimated by parents, guidance counsellors and prospective students, trades careers are an excellent choice for many, including the best and the brightest. From great compensation (“plumber” makes yesterday’s Workopolis list of jobs that don’t require a degree … but pay really well) to challenging work to flexible schedules to no boss (!), these are careers that merit some serious consideration … and not just by “general level” students. Math skills are essential as well as problem solving and other academic skills, according to a recent Talent Egg post. Interested in learning more? Check out our Careers in skilled trades subject guide for everything you need to know and pop into our Stoney Creek campus to see Mohawk’s skills training in action!