From the title, what can you deduce about this post? Probably that it’ll be about several different Trades, or hands-on jobs that can get you through college and beyond.
Not sure what a trade is? No problem! Here, I’ll give you a few examples:
The list could go on and on. Now, anyway, that’s only five. Can you think of any others?
What I did a while ago was have the extreme fortune to be loaded onto a school bus and carted off to a workshop of sorts to try out a Trade for myself! The workshop is also a school for high school students to get “ticketed” (given a permit to be a plumber, drywall-er, etc. because you’re properly trained), so those students had some fun getting to teach us on how to do the trades.
I myself did Electronics, Concrete, Drywall, and Painting, as well as my personal favourite Mechanics. Part of the reason I like Mechanics so much is because when I’m older I’d like to go into the Military and become an Aircraft Mechanic, so even though we worked on a car engine (taking off the top with ratchets), it felt like I was doing something that was worth it. In Concrete, Drywall, and Painting, what we were supposed to do was take a roller and a paintbrush and paint in a few squares on an artificial wall perfectly. Needless to say, it didn’t exactly go as planned. My clothes STILL don’t have all of the paint off!
Later on in Electronics, what I did was to fix up a power outlet by stripping off the outside plastic covering with a wire stripper (what else?), then hooking it around certain screws and tightening the screws again so that the exposed brass wire could conduct electricity. I wasn’t very good at it, however Gillian managed to get a light bulb to work!
To find all about the other trades, you should take a look at some of my classmate’s posts. Maybe then you can learn about Carpentry or Plumbing, two I didn’t get a chance to do!
Thanks for reading!