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SPEAKER 1: We continue our coverage of National Signing. High School seniors around the country are announcing live where they will go after graduation. We go now to Atlanta, Georgia for Kevin Connor’s official declaration. Kevin, I see by the hats, that you’ve narrowed down your choices. Which one is it going to be? KEVIN CONNOR: Well, after giving it much thought, I’ve decided that next year, I’ll be going pro and building my skills as a Georgia plumber! SPEAKER 1: And another prospect opts to enter the workforce. What impacted your decision? It was an opportunity to earn money and learn on the job. Ms. Barnes, as his school counselor, you pushed Kevin to consider a career in the trades. MS. BARNES: In high school, his numbers were great, especially in math and science. But Kevin never really considered college. KEVIN CONNOR: For me, it was opportunity to work with my hands, which I love doing, building things, and being a part of a team. SPEAKER 1: Dad, what are your thoughts on Kevin’s decision? KEVIN’S DAD: I mean, I ain’t going to lie. At first, we’re a little bit nervous about what [? Kev ?] was going to do when he’s not in school. But there’s a high demand for plumbers, and he can make a great living doing it. SPEAKER 2: Yes, he will. And he can even own his own business one day. KEVIN’S DAD: Go plumbers![CHEERING] SPEAKER 1: Congrats on what will no doubt be a long career ahead of you. Another highly-touted prospect enters the trades. Learn more about the amazing opportunities in plumbing and all the construction trades at TradeTalksUSA.org.