Embracing National Decision Day as a Day of Celebration for Everyone
graduating Seniors: This year, celebrate Your alternative post-grad decisions
FAIRFAX, Va.--(April 27, 2023)-- The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is reminding high school seniors that National Decision Day – celebrated annually on May 1 – should be a day of celebration for everyone, including those jumping directly into the workforce instead of attending college.
More than 30 percent of graduating seniors will choose to enter the workforce rather than attend college after graduation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Recent studies suggest that trend will continue to grow.
“National Decision Day is an exciting time for students to celebrate where they are headed to college in the fall and now includes the growing number of high school students who choose to start their career in the skilled trades,” said Liz Bicer, director of workforce development for NPMA. “Professional pest control offers high school graduates a direct and rewarding entry to an industry with multiple career paths, solid pay and – most importantly – a debt-free career path.”
Students who are looking for an alternative to college should consider a career in professional pest control at www.PestControlJobs.com. View current job openings at Careers.PestControlJobs.com. Stay updated on news and relevant information by following @PestControlJobs on Facebook and LinkedIn, and explore workforce content and more by following @PestWorld on TikTok.
About the National Pest Management Association
The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 5,500 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property from the diseases and dangers of pests. Its Workforce Development Initiative aims to help fill the demand for skilled workers, attract new talent to the professional pest control industry and spread the word about the essential role pest control professionals play in improving people’s overall quality of life. For more information, visit PestControlJobs.com or follow @PestControlJobs on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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