@Cochise College debuted its first Skilled Trades Day, an outreach event for local high school students to learn about the college’s trade certificate programs and talk with industry professionals about pursuing a career in a trade, on March 31 at the Sierra Vista campus, NABUR and Herald/Review reporter @Summer Hom reports.

“Skilled trades have been in decline generationally,” said event organizer and Cochise College Assistant Dean of Workforce Development Karl Griffor. “It’s gotten to the point where your parents said ‘you need to go to college to be a success.’ The American attitude has shifted towards skilled trades as far as their import — which has honestly driven the wages of skilled trades up because there is not as many.

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