As college enrollment tanks, there’s a growing push to celebrate students going into skilled trades

From CNBC: “Michael Martinez wanted to be an airline pilot. But as he got older, Martinez, now 18, decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a professional welder instead. … To encourage more students to consider careers in the field, Martinez’s school district hosts an annual Career Signing Day.’This Career Signing Day came out of nowhere,’ Martinez said. ‘I thought I might as well try it.’ More people are accustomed to the fanfare that surrounds signing days, when soon-to-be high school graduates pledge to attend a particular university. … Now, school districts are throwing their support and praise behind high schoolers who make a similar commitment to a skilled trade.”

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