Skip to comments.Nine months in trade school. Job guaranteed.
Posted on 03/18/2012 8:37:41 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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Will check into this. My husband worked at a heavy manufacturing for decades. Certified as welder now even.
Sadly, have to move to CHICAGO????
Ugh. But desperate times calls for desperate measures.
Do people use Linkin to make networks for blue collar jobs? If not they should. Or someone should start a blue collar version of it.
$Million idea there folks.
I have been telling the high school kids that if they learn how to operate the new computerized lathes and milling machines they will find good work immediately.
LinkedIn that is.
How long does it take to train someone to operate one of those?
Also... I have to express BS detection in this cheerleader CNN article.
But hoping for the best.
If your husband is a certified welder and you’re willing to relocate, I’d recommend looking into employment opportunities related to Marcellus Shale extraction in Pennsylvania. That region has been desperate for skilled welders for a while now.
This is good but I’ll bet these jobs don’t pay very much.
$45K plus OT.
We have a few specialty machine shops around this area.
One that works with specialty alloys is in the process of expanding for the third time in about 6 years.
Usually 10-20 highly trained machinists, making $15-25/hr.
My mom was a teacher (a good one) for 25 years. It was apparent to me that more than a few kids she was teaching were going to college because it was ‘the thing to do’ when it would better serve them to go to a technical school to learn a skill. It used to be that a college degree opened doors that led to good, high-paying jobs. A college degree is no longer as much of a guarantee as it was ‘back in the day’ ..... having a ‘working with your hands’ skill has been something our society has been losing, to our detriment.
The student they show won’t have any trouble getting hired.
I assume that ‘22’ refers to her waist...
Seriously, women do very well in these jobs and are treated well by their coworkers.
Janitors and housecleaners make $20.00 hour.
My cousin years ago got “accidentally” on the college waiting list as he claimed he paid and submitted the proper forms and grades to get to college. The registrar told him to get lost..
Pissed off, he wanted to study in the fall and looked for schools. He found PLUMBING in the adult education center. He never looked at himself as a plumber but tried it.
Years later, he holds the contracts for the top condominiums in the downtown area and makes more money than his university-education liberal brothers.
Not a homeschooling article, but this could be the beginning of something positive. It indicates an alternative to the useless high schools we currently have.
Your BS detector is working just fine. A cursory check of MS Kavilanz "credentials" reveals two interesting facts: she Journalism major, not an economist; she is reported to have been "excoriated" by a senior CNN writer for making up a quote by a "doctor" about his salary. In other words, just another "I wanna change the world" left-biased (but "balanced") reporterette.
This mirrors my recent thinking. There are so many kids with degrees who are lucky to find a job in retail, even. A friend’s daughter has a master’s in the Japanese language (!), and is currently going for her doctorate, working part-time at our community college, and living at home. I wonder if she will ever stop being a student and be able to earn a good living.
Meanwhile, as an opposite example, our long-time auto mechanic owns a VERY thriving garage-—it’s growing constantly-—and is rumored in the community to be a millionaire. Yes, he gets his hands very dirty during the day. But he cleans up well, and if you happen to see him out in the evenings, he looks like any other well-to-do gentleman. Plus, if the economy ever collapses, he’ll have an in-demand skill that can be used to barter.
It’s really too bad kids think they’re too good for blue-collar work.
The main problem is boys and modern life. When I grew up boys were building model airplanes in their youth, working on cars (hot rods) in their adolescence, and by young adulthood were quite capable with their hands. They could move into a manufacturing job with ease, and there were lots young guys to fill them.
Today kids don't build anything. And cars are almost impossible to work on - not to mention that hod rodding is financially unreachable for most kids. As a consequence, trying to find someone that even knows which end of tool to pick up is difficult.
And I can't say for every field, but I can assure you that in aviation, someone that is REALLY good at sheet metal will be paid as much as a entry to mid level engineer. A move might be required, but there are companies paying BOUNTIES for top quality sheet metal people. As kids grow up less and less quipped to use their hands, I only expect that increase.
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