High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.

"All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said. "Everybody's so gung-ho about going to college."

So he tried it for a while. Then he quit and started training as an ironworker, which is what he is doing on a weekday morning in a nondescript high-ceilinged building with a concrete floor in an industrial park near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Morgan and several other men and women are dressed in work boots, hard hats and Carhartt's, clipped to safety harnesses with heavy wrenches hanging from their belts. They're being timed as they wrestle 600-pound I-beams into place.

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Lexington Technology Center Job Fair.

2017 Business Lexpo

We had a booth at the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center Business Lexpo.

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.

"All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said. "Everybody's so gung-ho about going to college."

So he tried it for a while. Then he quit and started training as an ironworker, which is what he is doing on a weekday morning in a nondescript high-ceilinged building with a concrete floor in an industrial park near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Ribbon Cutting ceremony for LPI

On the 11th of July we had our ribbon cutting ceremony.

Lexington Plumbing Institute Facility Tour

Lexington Plumbing Institute will be hosting a tour of their facility on June 29th 2017 at 9:30am. Interested persons are asked to RSVP to info@lexingtonplumbinginstitutesc.com or call us at 803-629-2008.

A search for the perfect plumber

Great News, we made the front cover of the PHCC publication for the May issue 2017, look at page 146 for the article.

Job fair offers second chance for people with criminal history.

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