come one. come all!

Rock the Trades™ is a workforce development initiative that celebrates the American industrial worker—raising awareness of the skilled trades as a fulfilling career path and enabling those who choose to embark upon it


the men and women already working as skilled tradespeople in the energy, manufacturing and construction industries, showcasing their everyday commitment and craftsmanship


middle and high school students, GED holders, college graduates, military veterans and mid-career workers about the skilled trades, lighting the path to begin their journey


those pursuing a career in the skilled trades through scholarships and other awareness, mentorship and enablement programs, partnering with prominent industry stakeholders

The skills gap in the U.S. may leave an estimated 2.4 million skilled manufacturing positions unfilled between 2018 and 2028.

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Top Industrial Mechanic Schools / Certifications

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