Dr. Jon Petrick Champions Skilled Trades, Advocates for Trade Schools Over Traditional College Path

Henderson, NV - January 3, 2024 – Dr. Jon Petrick, Republican Candidate for State Assembly in District 21, delivered a compelling speech today, emphasizing the critical importance of supporting skilled trades and advocating for a shift towards apprenticeship programs and trade schools over the traditional college path. The event, held in front of a large crowd, showcased Dr. Petrick's commitment to the values embraced by President John F. Kennedy and President Ronald Reagan.

Opening with his deep love for Nevada and the country, Dr. Jon Petrick highlighted the legacy of unity left by Presidents Kennedy and Reagan, emphasizing their support for tradesmen and tradeswomen. He passionately advocated for increased investment in apprenticeship programs and trade schools, recognizing the current shortage of over 7 million skilled tradesmen in the U.S.

Dr. Petrick drew attention to the skyrocketing costs of a 4-year college degree, citing the average cost of $122,000, and the pressing need for immediate action to address the shortage of skilled workers. He declared a national call to focus on trades, lamenting the war waged on the trades, American Labor, and a solid day's work.

"Our nation needs builders, inventors, and individuals who will forge our future with their bare hands and critical minds," said Dr. Petrick. He stressed the urgency of shifting the focus from massive college debt to mastering a skilled trade, acknowledging that college is not the right path for everyone.

Addressing the national infrastructure problems, Dr. Jon Petrick identified the resurgence of American skilled tradesmen as the best and only solution. He expressed concern about the influx of cheap foreign labor and pledged to work with and support blue-collar workers, acknowledging their vital role in the nation's progress.

Dr. Petrick recognized American trade schools as the best in the world, promising to champion skilled trades and collaborate with workers from various fields. He celebrated the dignity of labor, emphasizing that success is measured by skills, passion, and dedication rather than just a college degree.

In closing, Dr. Jon Petrick underscored the need for investing in education and training programs, promoting the dignity of labor, and ensuring Nevada becomes a beacon for skilled trades.

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About Dr. Jon Petrick

Dr. Jon Petrick is a Republican Candidate for State Assembly in District 21, renowned for his commitment to supporting skilled trades and advocating for trade schools. With a profound love for Nevada, Dr. Petrick champions the values of unity and hard work embraced by great American leaders.

A devoted father, friend, and community member, Dr. Petrick is recognized for his consistency and unwavering beliefs. He continually seeks opportunities for improvement, learning, and listening to make a positive impact. With his healthcare expertise and dedication to public service, Dr. Petrick is the ideal candidate to represent and serve his community.

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