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Big Demand for Non-College Jobs

Today’s Wall Street Journal features a piece on the excellent career opportunities for young people who are willing to buck the “You’ve got to get a college degree!” mania and instead go into fields such as welding.

Businesses and unions face the challenge of “overcoming the perception that blue-collar trades offer less status, money and chance for advancement than white-collar jobs, and that college is the best investment for everyone.”
Showing its business aspect, an IBEW local has produced a YouTube video pthat encourages young people to consider electrical apprenticeship rather than college. Pretty good advice.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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