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  • 91% of people agree the workforce needs more skilled trade workers

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  • 68% say that although they respect people who pursue skilled trades, they would not pursue one themselves.

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How can we inspire and support a growing population of skilled trade workers?

  • Show students what a career in the skilled trade industry looks like today

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  • Create more equitable access to skilled trade learning experiences

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  • Celebrate and support students who choose to pursue a trade

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    Learn more about the themes of this year’s survey in our 2022 Global Report.