Data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that the unemployment rate (http://nnw.fm/oBN8x) in February 2017 was 4.7%, around the lowest it has been since the financial crisis. The Bureau is also projecting a benign environment in the coming years for the skilled trades, but those blue-collar jobs of the future won’t be quite the same as the ones held by our fathers and uncles. To get and keep them will require training, the kind offered by Houston, Texas-based educational technology company ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA), which is out to develop the first full service training and career advancement brand for technical vocations and trades.
For the foreseeable future, the need for electricians, plumbers and HVAC (heating, ventilation & air-conditioning) technicians will remain, according to BLS statistics (http://nnw.fm/XvwN7), and employment in these skilled trades will continue to grow. In the decade to 2024, we will need about 29 percent more electricians than we have now. About half of this demand will be driven by…
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