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The 218 Trades Website was Designed with You in Mind

There has never been a better time to get involved with the trades in the 218. Business is booming and opportunity is all around the region. With the availability of apprenticeships and scholarships a person can be on the job in a short period of time with little to no debt.

There are ideas, links, questions, locations, and trade contacts all over the site. If you are interested in being a carpenter, plumber, or iron worker, just to name a few, you can start towards your apprenticeship there. All the career and technical educational opportunities are there as well. You can also contact us here at the Office of Job Training and we can help guide you along the way. Our office locations are listed below.

Dave Cook from JET (Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training) and 218Trades talks about a career in the trades and making not only a living wage but a thriving wage in the 218. 218Trades.com is a one-stop gateway into a career with the trades including information about college programs and apprenticeships here in the 218. You will find everything you need to know about the trades and how to apply.  Earn while you learn – little or no college debt – great benefits – work with your hands – and equal pay for equal work!   Thank you to SOAR for access to the videos in this segment. Check it out!

Dave Cook and Heath Boe from JET (Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training) and 218trades, talk trades in Northeast Minnesota. This first video features Jack Carlson, an Organizer of IUPAT Local 82.  Dave and Heath  also touch on a few of the projects in the area and how surprised people might be with how busy the trades in our area are right now! The trades are open for business in the 218!!

In this ‘Trades in the 218’ video, we get to talk with Joe Abeyta about doing what he loves with the Operators and living here in Northeast Minnesota. He even throws in a story about his first time behind the controls with his Uncle. Check it out!

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