“The Trades have an image problem, but it is an honorable and highly rewarding career! I have a firm belief that you don't have to have a college degree to be successful in life.”
The Master's Apprentice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit enterprise, founded and lead by Scott Flores. He has over three decades of entrepreneurial and manufacturing experience, including founding three charter schools due to a deep interest in education reform, and owning a small manufacturing business. He strives to bring honor back to the trades. Flores explains, "The Trades have an image problem, but it is an honorable and highly rewarding career! What other career choice will your employer pay for your tuition and in four years you will be earning fifty to sixty thousand dollars a year with no student debt? I have a firm belief that you don't have to have a college degree to be successful in life."
He leads by example. While networking, he observed there are many small and mid-sized businesses that can't find employees with a good attitude who are willing to learn, as well as urban youth who are stuck in low wage- low skill jobs and can't find true career opportunities. Currently, the retirement of baby boomers is strongly impacting the workforce. Only one skilled worker is available for every four who are retiring. Flores' long-term goal for The Master's Apprentice is to have it be self-sustaining with fifty corporate partners sponsoring fifty young men each year.
Congratulations to the Winter Class of 2015!