After four years in the student loan industry, we realized something was fundamentally wrong with the U.S. education system. We watched students and parents borrow tens of thousands of dollars to get degrees for jobs that simply didn't exist. We set out to find an alternative path. A cheaper, faster path to a great career - without the expensive four-year degree.
This led us to the skilled trades. Careers as an HVAC technician, electrician, and plumber have median salaries above $50,000 (with the potential to earn much more), they offer insurance and benefits, they can't be outsourced, and they don't require a four-year degree. Yet, 8 out of 10 businesses are having difficulty filling skilled trade positions.
We are building a better on-ramp to a career in the trades.