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Watch the video to learn more about some white collar workers changing their careers and moving to the skilled trade industries.

The Story

Read the stories of the white collar workers trading in their dress shoes for work boots.

The Video

Watch as the men and women of former white collar industries are educated and trained in their new careers.

The Podcast

Listen to the stories of the white collar workers as to why they made the switch, the benefits they’ve experienced and their families’ reactions.

About the Story

Learn more about the story, the reporting and its author.

Women in the Trades

Learn more about Lisa DelCegno and Candice Stacey Shaw and their experiences of being women in the skilled trades.

The Data

Watch as the men and women of former white collar industries working in their new blue collar fields.

The People

Learn more about some of the interviewees from the main story. You’ll find out more about what motivated them to leave, their work backgrounds and how they like their new job.

The Photos: Training and Education

View an interactive gallery to learn more about the specifics behind training and education for skilled trades in New York.