Kids First on Fox: Careers in Trades

INDIANAPOLIS — High school seniors are graduating and thinking about the next step in life. But if college is not an option for your high school grad — there is no need to panic.

For June’s Kids First on Fox segment, ┬áCEO of LifeSmart Youth Tonja Eagan stopped by the studio with IBEW Local 481 business manager Steve Menser.

Eagan told us 84% of adults in Indiana do not graduate from a four-year college. Instead, some families are saving tens of thousands of dollars by pursuing a trade like plumbing or electric work.

A first-year electrician’s apprentice as young as 18 years old could start out earning $35,000 with benefits a year. By the time they would graduate the apprenticeship program at age 24, they could be earning as much as $74,000.

For more statistics and to learn more about apprenticeship requirements, click on the video.

You can also go to IBEW Local 481’s website.

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