Some are leaving white collar fields to work with their hands

Mar 22, 2022
With demand high in sectors like construction, some people are using the "Great Resignation" to go in a new direction.
Danielle Chagnon fits a piece of molding beneath a window sill during class at the North Bennet Street School in Boston's North End. Chagnon wants to make a career change from being a math teacher to a contractor.
Jesse Costa/WBUR

Philadelphia program teaches carpentry skills to help youths build their futures

Nov 8, 2021
The goal is to put participants on a path to employment.
Greg Palmer leads a carpentry class for teens at the Dixon House community center in South Philadelphia. Rising gun violence has plagued the city.
Kriston Jae Bethel

The (almost) secret workshops below Capitol Hill

Jan 9, 2019
The arrival of a new Congress sets off a flurry of activity on — and under — Capitol Hill.
To restore century-old "Turkish" chairs like this one, Mike Dean will use the original plans and actual horsehair for the stuffing.
Kimberly Adams/Marketplace

Tapping the trades for good jobs and good money

May 23, 2013
Trades like plumbing, welding, and metal work are in heavy demand as the construction industry recovers from the recession.

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