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Want a fulfilling career that offers high pay and high growth opportunities, job security and a multitude of career pathways that don’t require a four-year degree? The future is in your hands when you build a career in the skilled trades.
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Who We Are
Driven to Grow
Our Future Workforce
We’re looking for the next generation of skilled trade professionals! By 2028, there will be 3 million skilled trade roles that need to be filled. This means there’s a world of opportunity for young people to build meaningful careers and a better future in the construction industry.
College is NOT the only path to success! The skilled trades could be your path to a rewarding career offering job security, lucrative pay, and a lifetime of opportunities without a mountain of student debt.
Learn about the roles that make as much or more than college grads
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Most Grads Pay
Around $127K for
A College Degree
The average cost of attending trade school is $5-$15K total and many trade professionals learn on the job or through apprenticeships without attending trade school. (Midwest Technical Institute)
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What trade suits you? Discover a career path you love in the skilled trades.
Students in York County, PA can apply for trade, tool, and traditional scholarships.
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PA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY AWARDS $250,000 GRANT TO YORK COUNTY BUILDING TRADES PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Schools-to-Work Program recently awarded a $250,000 grant to partner host organizations YBA Workforce NOW® Foundation and the York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) for their Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship...
YBA Workforce NOW® Foundation Kicks Off 2022-2023 Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program
The YBA Workforce NOW® Foundation, an operating foundation, and a subsidiary of the York Builders Association, recently launched a Construction Pre-Apprenticeship program in partnership with the York County Alliance for Learning – YCAL. 27 high school seniors from 11 local school districts are participating in the 2022-2023 program.