That my future will not be written by a diploma, but by my own degree of skill and commitment. Because accomplishment is not bestowed, it is earned. And I will work for everything that I gain.
The only thing better than a good day's work is the next day's.
That my strength lies not only in my body, but in my spirit; in my passion, and my dedication to a job well done. The only thing that could ever stand in my way is me.
That not everyone can do my job.
There's nothing I can't accomplish with my own two hands. With them, I will contribute to society's progress and provide for my family's wellbeing. They don't just operate tools, they are tools. They are the keys to my livelihood, and catalysts for change.
Benefits of Membership
Get access to information about hundreds of skilled trades
Come together with other future skilled workers to become a part of something bigger than yourself
Sign up for reminders about training and scholarship opportunities
Put your contact information in the hands of numerous industry partners
Profess your interest in and commitment to the skilled trades
State your belief in the future of America's infrastructure
Four Pillars of the FSWA
The country needs skilled workers now more than ever. There are big opportunities all around you for anyone willing to learn a skill or master a trade—and it’s only going to grow from here.
Not everyone is strong enough for this work. But it’s not just strength of body it requires; those who are passionate and determined are the ones who will be chosen to rebuild this country.
The world will always need skilled workers. That’s why true craft still matters. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of creating something and watching it come to life—and you don’t need a four-year degree for that.
No matter how much you love your career, making money is always important. Skilled workers are getting more valuable all the time, and if you’re willing to get your hands dirty, you can build the life you want.