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Learning a Trade Should Be More Valuable in the U.S
attn: ^ | August 2017 | Mike Rowe

Posted on 08/30/2017 9:41:22 AM PDT by Lorianne

video https://www.attn.com/videos/18730/learning-trade-should-be-more-valuable-us


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: germany; greasemonkeys; rednecks; technocracy; youngmen
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1 posted on 08/30/2017 9:41:22 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Doggone right it should! However, the higher education lobby is powerful and will not like it.


2 posted on 08/30/2017 9:44:09 AM PDT by vpintheak (Freedom is not equality; and equality is not freedom!)
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To: Lorianne
As tradesmen retire and fewer young people go into the trades, the remaining tradesmen will be laughing all the way to the bank.

shortly after I graduates college was when I realized that if had been as smart as I thought I was, I wouldn't have gone to college in the first place.

3 posted on 08/30/2017 9:49:04 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Lorianne

It still is valuable..it’s should however be valued more than it is.


4 posted on 08/30/2017 9:49:26 AM PDT by Leep (Less talk more ACTiON!)
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To: Lorianne

I am of the opinion that completion of a 2 year trade school or 2 years of active duty military service should be required for acceptance into a 4 year university.


5 posted on 08/30/2017 9:51:26 AM PDT by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt)
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To: Lorianne

Remember, Our Lord and His disciples were apprentices during boyhood.


6 posted on 08/30/2017 9:52:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Lorianne

In 1983 I went to a tech school for ten months, learning COBOL and IMS four nights a week. It became a six figure programming job by the middle of the 90’s.

The course cost ~$2,300.

This is the way it should be. And no, I have no degree.


7 posted on 08/30/2017 9:55:36 AM PDT by robroys woman
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
I went to trade school for a year after high school (BOCES, NY), before I went to college. Best thing I ever did. I have used the skills learned there (real and life skills) every since.

I think it should be a requirement...

8 posted on 08/30/2017 9:57:28 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase
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To: Lorianne
"Learning a Trade Should Be More Valuable in the U.S"

It will be much more valuable after the bond and debt collapse, nuclear exchange and/or the process of world oil demand leaving production far behind.

Some wealthier folks buy compounds and buy tools. Technically inclined people use tools. Maybe we'll see what a real technocracy looks like in the near future--the technocracy of the original definition, before the maniacal linguistic activism to revise it.


9 posted on 08/30/2017 10:05:39 AM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." --Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: Lorianne

I am a pharmacist (retired now) and although it is a degreed profession it is a trade. I possessed a skill that was valuable and people would pay me for my skill. That is what a trade is and it should be paid well.

I think my plumber makes more money than me. I can not fix all problems with plumbing. He had a valuable skill, and I paid him for his skill.


10 posted on 08/30/2017 10:18:56 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud-man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, CONSTITUTION WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Lorianne

University is no longer a virtuous destination for our kids, neither intellectually, academically, nor even physically at this time.

To assume differently is presumption.

The trades must be revived.


11 posted on 08/30/2017 10:28:18 AM PDT by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Education/Academia are the farm team for more Marxists coming... infinitum.)
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To: Lorianne

Learning a trade should be as valuable as the market prices it, in a cash sense. And we should stop subsidizing higher education. Period.

That most college students don’t graduate suggests that we now have about twice as many young people going to college as should. And the majority of those going to college can do just fine going to a community college or studying online if they can’t afford four or more years of living on an indoctrination campus.

And most of our current indoctrination campuses ought to be converted for the elderly housing that our aging population will need. Or simply co-housing, if that’s what the market determines.

Just stop with the stupid federal subsidies—everything else will work out fine!


12 posted on 08/30/2017 10:50:40 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: cpdiii

Yep.

12 years ago I had to have the plumbing in my house replaced due to a burst pipe in the foundation. I helped out the plumber to get the job done faster and at a big discount.

When the job was nearly finished, he offered me $100 an hour to be his apprentice (It was in an upscale rural resort community where skilled trades people and reliable employees are exceedingly rare, so I can’t say whether an apprentice plumber could make correspondingly high income in other places).


13 posted on 08/30/2017 11:07:09 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Lorianne

https://www.attn.com/videos/18730/learning-trade-should-be-more-valuable-us


14 posted on 08/30/2017 11:07:11 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("The church ... is not the master or the servant of the state, but the conscience" - Luther)
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To: Lorianne

I learned two trades during my time in the Marine Corps that landed me the dream job I have now. I was a 3521, Motor Transport Mechanic and a 6492 Aviation Calibration Technician. My abilities as a mechanic and electronics tech have made me very good money since I retired from active duty in 2007.


15 posted on 08/30/2017 11:56:56 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Lorianne

But then people would have well-paying work, and they wouldn’t be dependent on “progressive” politicians.


16 posted on 08/30/2017 12:05:03 PM PDT by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd; All

This is why you can make a six figure income shoeing horses now...


17 posted on 08/30/2017 12:47:32 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: LegendHasIt
$100 an hour to be his apprentice

I am calling BS.

18 posted on 08/30/2017 12:50:59 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Lorianne

LOTS of work for their to TX right behind the receeding waters. Will doubtless pull pull in workers and bid up their wages nationwide. But lest we celebrate that too much we need to remember our Bastiat. Their forthcoming boom is the flip side of a huge “broken window” and we would have been better off without both and instead spending these funds on something else.


19 posted on 08/30/2017 12:58:13 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Waiting for the tweets to hatch!)
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To: central_va

Go ahead. Call BS.

It happened. I was as shocked as you are to be offered something like that, but it happened nonetheless.


20 posted on 08/30/2017 1:05:49 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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