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Roadtrip Nation Uncovers the Future of Skilled Work
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Roadtrip Nation is a series that captures empowering stories that can give you the confidence and tools to find a career that matters to you. Students, career seekers, educators, and instructors can all benefit from watching this curated lineup of the future of skilled work. You can watch Roadtrip Nation live on Nine PBS (9.1 or Spectrum 709) or stream it at the scheduled times below or watch anytime on the free PBS Video App. 

Follow the journeys of groups of real people as they travel across the country in a green RV, sit down with professionals who share their interests, and gain insight into what it takes to overcome struggle and find personal success. 

For more than 10 years, Nine PBS has partnered with trusted community organizations to understand barriers and solutions to improving outcomes for people in the St. Louis community. As a result, we have amplified information on high-paying skilled work and the importance of destigmatizing the trades. Find our Pathways to Work initiative at ninepbs.org/pathwaystowork. Pathways to Work is supported in part by Lumina Foundation, RUNG for Women and Bank of America

Roadtrip Nation is not only a public television series, it’s a mission-driven nonprofit that provides stories and tools to help you find your path. Learn more at roadtripnation.com or follow them on social media.


Roadtrip Nation Specials Schedule 

Wednesdays at 10 pm on Nine PBS and livestream. Watch on the PBS Video App.

Skill Shift

The first special serves as an introduction to pathways to unconventional careers. Four people hit the road seeking answers to how you can adapt to the future without losing sight of yourself, as they balance their personal evolution with the rapidly shifting needs of the workforce. Along the way, they meet inspiring professionals pursuing careers where constant curiosity and skill acquisition are part of the job description.

Wednesday, July 6, 10 pm

Life Hackers - View Promo

The road-trippers go on a cross-country journey that goes "off road" and into the world of cyber security and interview the industry’s top leaders who tell them to don’t be afraid to “hack the system” if you want to enter the profession.

Wednesday, July 13, 10 pm

Rerouting - View Promo

Three job seekers at a turning point, their careers derailed by automation, falling wages, and loss of retirement funds. Dana, Bernita, and Jeremy are adults without a college education who feel they have been left behind by a changed economy. Interviewing innovators and leaders around the country shows the road trippers how mid-life workers can adapt to the changing landscape of work, technology, and education.

Wednesday, July 20, 10 pm

Do It Differently

Three young adults harness their individuality while searching for a sense of purpose by taking a road trip and talking to a handful of people who have defined success on their own terms.

Wednesday, July 27, 10 pm

Changing Gears - View Promo

This special opens the hood on the rapidly accelerating automobile technician industry, one that is driven by advanced training, specialized skills, and proficiency in today’s most innovative technology. The road trippers discover a wide array of technician careers that go far beyond wrench-turning.

Wednesday, August 3, 10 pm

The Next Mission - View Promo

Three veterans journey across the country to seek out fellow service members who have successfully transitioned into the workforce, and to obtain the insights they need to thrive in the next chapter of their own lives. The road-trippers discover that the skills cultivated in the military are not relegated to the battlefield; they can be translated to any number of exciting jobs.

Wednesday, August 10, 10 pm

Skill Powered - View Promo

This special explores the potential of vocational training in today's world. It follows three young adults as they shadow people across the country who are forging their own ways within their trades and uncovers the many ways people can experience career satisfaction and build a better life.

Wednesday, August 31, 10 pm

Skill Shift
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It takes people from all generations to build the workforce of tomorrow.

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