Sole Education Fall 2019: Final Thoughts

Our second semester of Sole Education has come to a close. So for this week, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on their experiences and listen to their parting words before they continue on their educational journeys.  Let’s see what they have to say:


I’ve enjoyed sharing my thoughts and experiences with you over the last ten weeks. My intent has been to share perspectives on plumbing and educate those researching careers, highlighting the urgent need for more people to enter the trades.  For those readers making a career decision, I invite you to seriously consider a career in the trades. I have often had similar conversations with my son. The demand for plumbers and pipefitters is expected to grow ~14 percent over the next ten years, much faster than the average for all occupations. In addition, the continual integration of SMART technology has furthered the need for highly skilled, licensed professionals within our trade.

Sole Education, Michael, Final Thoughts
I have encouraged my son to follow his dreams…keep an open mind and remain creative as he develops his own career plans …considering a trade is always an option ‘on the table’.

Although plumbing may not be for everyone, I believe it is a career worthy of consideration. Especially, for those with a desire to:

  • Work with their hands
  • Apply mathematics and technology to diagnose problems
  • Use state-of-the-art tools to solve challenges
  • Assist clients, and potentially run your own business

The opportunities are vast.  Think outside the norm…imagine integrating a two-or four-year degree with a trade or beginning your career within a technical or trade school training program and leading your own team. The demand for skilled trades professionals affords flexible hours, inter-state marketability and the possibility of rapid advancement.

Thank you for reading…and Happy Holidays!



I have really enjoyed writing about my trade program and everything about it. I’m honestly very happy that I have chosen this career path for myself, it will always give me job security if I ever decide to change my career sometime in the future. I honestly think trade schools are the way to go for any highschool student that likes to work with their hands but doesn’t want to go to a 4-year college and spend a ton of money.

I have really enjoyed my time at DMACC and am happy to be able to apply the skills and knowledge that I have learned to a service tech job after I graduate. I hope that I have been able to shed some light on the great program at DMACC. I can’t wait to see where the career ends up taking me in the future.

Thank you for listening!

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