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Skilled Trades

An electrician apprentice works on a circuit box
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Trent Wilichowski works as an electrician apprentice with Settle-Muter Electric.

Skilled trade jobs pay well, are in demand and fulfill the requirement of a career for many people. 

But the skilled trades often are overlooked by graduating high-school seniors. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the prospects and roadmaps to success in the skilled and other trades that don’t require a college degree. 


  • Eric Morath, labor and economics reporter, Wall Street Journal
  • Leticia Wiggins, WOSU multimedia producer, host of Rivet podcast
  • Shawn Grime, high school counselor, Executive Director Ohio School Counselor Association
  • Leland Bass, Franklin County Pre-Apprenticeship Program Building Futures

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