School Counselors

Resources school counselors need to help students make the best decisions for their career goals and futures.

Helping Counselors Help Students 

As the cost of a traditional 4-year education keeps rising, many high school graduates are faced with amassing debt, often without knowing the career path they want to pursue. Meanwhile, millions of well-paying, rewarding jobs go unfilled.

As counselors, you know that there is more than one path to a successful, fulfilling future for your students. Trade Talks is here to augment your efforts and help facilitate some of the challenging conversations.

Explore our resources below, sign up for an upcoming webinar, or reach out with any questions or requests you might have.

Resources for School Counselors

Downloadable guides guides that help school counselors overcome biases and stereotypes so they can see the opportunities in the skilled trades. Featuring one-pagers on career options, pathways, salaries and training programs.

HVAC vs. College 10-year Comparison

HVAC vs. College 10-year Comparison

Did you know that over the course of 10 years, you can earn more by training to be a HVAC Technician than by getting a 4-year degree? With rising demand and pay, and the possibility to start ...
Plumber vs. College 10-year Comparison

Plumber vs. College 10-year Comparison

Did you know that over the course of 10 years, you can earn more by training to be a Plumber than by getting a 4-year degree? With rising demand and pay, and the possibility to start your own ...
Electrician vs. College 10-year Comparison

Electrician vs. College 10-year Comparison

Did you know that over the course of 10 years, you can earn more by training to be an Electrician than by getting a 4-year degree? With rising demand and pay, and the possibility to start ...

Events and Webinars

Looking for more info on getting into the skilled trades? Whether it’s questions about specific careers or learning more about the options, our upcoming events and on-demand webinars are a great way to get the info you need to help your students make the best decision for their future.

Resources for Students

Guides and tools you can share with your students to help them find the best path for their careers.

ApprenticeshipUSA

ApprenticeshipUSA

Search open apprenticeship job opportunities from employers across the country and directly apply with the employer of the apprenticeship program.
HVAC vs. College 10-year Comparison

HVAC vs. College 10-year Comparison

Did you know that over the course of 10 years, you can earn more by training to be a HVAC Technician than by getting a 4-year degree? With rising demand and pay, and the possibility to start ...
Plumber vs. College 10-year Comparison

Plumber vs. College 10-year Comparison

Did you know that over the course of 10 years, you can earn more by training to be a Plumber than by getting a 4-year degree? With rising demand and pay, and the possibility to start your own ...

Videos for Counselors … and Their Students

Do your students think construction is a dead-end job? These videos might just change their mind!

Existential Crisis: 4-Year vs Technical College

Existential Crisis: 4-Year vs Technical College

Sit in on a “therapy” session as a counselor uncovers the existential crisis his “Four-year College” and “Technical College” patients face.
Cupcake Day

Cupcake Day

A bright high school senior casts aside a table of “cupcake” college offers in favor of pursuing a future in the skilled trades
TCSG: We Are the Students of Technical College

TCSG: We Are the Students of Technical College

Produced in partnership with the Technical College System of Georgia, this montage highlights the unique educational experiences and benefits offered at Georgia’s 22 technical colleges.

Construction Career News and Trade Talks Updates for School Counselors

Check out our articles about what’s happening in the skilled trades and announcements from Trade Talks

Get the Latest Construction Careers News & Opportunities

Find out about new developments, resources, events and opportunities in the skilled trades.

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