SARASOTA, Fla., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're looking for a career with excellent earning potential, you may want to consider looking in the skilled trades. These are jobs in a particular trade or craft that require unique skills. Right now hundreds of these positions are available in the plumbing, electrical and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) industries. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® and Mister Sparky®, all part of the Direct Energy® family of brands, have just released a new infographic showing the benefits of working in these fields, how much training and education people need and how much they can earn.
As leaders in the home services industry, the companies are hoping to change misconceptions. They've partnered with Mike Rowe, Creator, Executive Producer, and Host of Somebody's Gotta Do It and Dirty Jobs, to highlight the skilled trades industries and the people who work in it. Many think that the only path to success is a four year degree, but this new infographic shows starting salaries are often more, job satisfaction can be greater, training can be quick, and it can all be accomplished without the debt that often accompanies higher education.
You can see the latest trends and information for the skilled trades at www.FindSkilledJobs.com along with local job opportunities.
You can also find information on how to apply for the mikeroweWORKS Foundation's Work Ethic Scholarship, to which the brands have donated $100,000, at www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship. The scholarship, which just launched today, provides financial assistance to qualified applicants pursuing a vocational or technical education for a career in a skilled trade that is in demand.
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® and Mister Sparky® are part of the largest home services company in North America. Each day we have thousands of trucks on the road serving thousands of customers. Our trusted technicians offer customers on-time services, replacement and repairs done right the first time with a focus on courtesy, convenience, cleanliness, competence and character. Each franchise location is independently owned and operated and proud to be part of the Direct Energy family of brands. ©2016 Clockwork IP, LLC
About Mike Rowe and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation
Mike Rowe has been called the "dirtiest man on TV," a title he earned while hosting the hit TV series, Dirty Jobs, a show that paid tribute to the many hardworking people who make civilized life possible for the rest of us. On the show, Mike worked as a good-humored apprentice on more than 300 different, unglamorous jobs— from boiler repairman to abandoned mine plugger. On his latest TV series, Somebody's Gotta Do It, Mike introduces viewers to innovators, do-gooders, entrepreneurs, collectors and fanatics who march to the beat of a different drum. Mike is also well known for narrating documentaries and television shows about everything from lions of the Serengeti to fisherman in the Aleutian Islands.
As CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, Mike spends a significant amount of time speaking about the country's dysfunctional relationship with work, highlighting the widening skills gap, and challenging the persistent belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path to take. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial assistance to qualified individuals in pursuit of a career in the skilled trades. The Foundation has been instrumental in granting more than $3 million in education through its Work Ethic Scholarship Program for trade schools across the country.
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SOURCE Direct Energy Services