We couldn’t believe it either, but it’s true!

A Queensland private school surveyed it’s students to find out what industries and professions they wanted represented at their careers expo recently and there was some strong feedback from the students that they didn’t want any trades represented.  While we haven’t been in contact with the school to find out why, we did discuss this issue in today’s episode and wonder what our industry bodies are doing to ensure they have representation at careers expos.

We actually think most, if not all, trades are a great career opportunity with many benefits like:

  • working outdoors
  • flexible working hours
  • satisfaction of physically creating something
  • real contribution to society and living standards
  • solid earning potential
  • low barriers to entry if starting own business
  • and many more!

Tell us what you think… why would school kids not want to hear from trades?

Go to our Facebook page or leave us a voicemail here on the website and we’ll share your thoughts on the show.