About Us
About Us
At JoinTheTrades.com, we are on a mission to pave the way for successful career paths that don't require a college education. Founded by a group of educators who have teamed up with highly successful tradespeople, our goal is to educate and guide career-seekers towards lucrative opportunities in the trades industry.

We understand that a staggering 70% of trades careers are discovered through word-of-mouth referrals. Therefore, we strive to streamline the connection between career-seekers, employers, schools, and unions to benefit all parties involved.

But what exactly are trades?

A trade represents a career path that specializes in a specific skillset. Unlike traditional college education, the learn-by-doing aspect of skilled trades is acquired through trade-specific schools or directly through an employer. This unique approach results in little to no educational debt and the potential to earn over $100,000 annually within five years of experience.

We cater to a diverse range of careers in trades, ranging from construction trades such as electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and more, to non-construction vocations such as hairdressers, coders, pilots, chefs, and countless other career opportunities.
Our Team
Nicole Bass
Chris Scott
Crew Ward
Vision for the Future
At JoinTheTrades.com, our vision for the future is to revolutionize the perception of trades careers, while simultaneously breaking down the barriers to entry. We are determined to provide young and second-career professionals with the same level of information and support that is currently available to college and military aspirants, paving the way for a clear and accessible path to a successful career in the trades.

Our mission is to bring about a positive and tangible impact on the lives of millions, by bridging the skilled labor gap that has been perpetuated by decades of college readiness as the primary narrative of education. We believe that our simplified transparency and career kick-start platform can empower a more diverse and inclusive workforce, with a more even distribution of gender and ethnicity in the trades industry.

We are committed to promoting financial and mental stability, prioritizing health, relationships, and freedom of choice as the true measures of success. In the future we envision, plumbers and electricians will be celebrated with signing days at high schools, and fair wages will be offered to trades professionals in competing markets. Our goal is to create a society where success is defined not by degrees and certifications, but by the opportunity to pursue fulfilling careers that enable a stable and secure future.
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