TEACHERS & COUNSELORS

HELPING YOU HELP STUDENTS

Providing a comprehensive understanding of their post-high school options empowers your students to make informed decisions and ultimately find the career path right for them. While college is a great option for many graduates, it’s important for school counselors and teachers to encourage their students to explore all of the alternatives, including the unionized construction skilled trades.

KRISTYN VOLK

FOURTH YEAR FLOORLAYER APPRENTICE

“I would tell high school students to not dismiss the apprenticeship. Consider it with the same level of thought you would college.”

EARN SCECH HOURS

Schools to Tools will be hosting in-person and virtual State Continuing Education Clock Hours. These seminars will give you the tools to teach students & parents about pursuing a career in the union skilled trades. Come tour our state-of-the-art training facilities in Wayland or Detroit. Hear from Union Representatives about their pathway and career in the union skilled trades. For more information on how to register for these seminars, sign-up below!

WHAT WE'LL COVER

MOBILE FIELD TRIP

Schools to Tools is on the move. Request a stop today and bring the field trip to you!

The Schools to Tools Mobile Field Trip is touring Michigan, and can be reserved for career fairs, class outings or other events at your school. The Schools to Tools Mobile Field Trip features virtual reality and hands-on activities that lets your students experience for themselves what it’s like to work in the skilled trades.

APPRENTICESHIPS:

THE OTHER FOUR YEAR DEGREE

The Unionized skilled trades offers students paid, tuition free apprenticeships that jumpstart careers and opens the door to a lifetime of opportunity.

Graduates of skilled trades apprenticeships take many paths over the course of their careers: working with their tools, managing crews, estimating jobs, opening their own construction firms, inspecting jobsites, working and leading city building departments, working as union organizers, and more.

EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES

Sign up to learn more about:

  • Earning virtual and in-person SCECH hours
  • Informational materials for your classrooms and offices
  • The Schools to Tools Mobile Field Trip