September 2, 2013

Mike Rowe on labor

Mike Rowe is working to close the skills gap:

You might think that with so many people out of work these days, people would be lining up to learn a useful skill. But the truth is, guys like Chris are hard to find. Somehow, people have gotten it into their heads that the only jobs worth having are the ones that come with a four-year degree. Well, that’s a dangerous and expensive way to think. Today, we’ve got a generation of highly educated people with big student loans and no practical skill. That’s a problem. But for some, it’s an opportunity. Because today, Cat will not only hire you, they’ll train you. No charge.

Not everyone is cut out to be a Tradesman, but guys like Chris remind us of the jobs that matter most, and there’s never been a better time to look at all the options. So if you’re not afraid to work hard, learn a trade, and maybe get your hands dirty, fill out one of these forms and see what’s possible.

Because not all knowledge comes from college, and skill is a matter of degree.
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    1. Thank you! Not sure I'll be writing much but I thought this was news people could use.

      How's your recovery going? Hope you're feeling well!

  2. Hi there! :) Good to see you! Here are a couple of recent posts I've read touching on the same subject: Useless Degrees vs Practical Skills and Lazy, Dirty Losers. Hope things are going well for you!

  3. Hi Katja! Hope you and your family are well!

    Thanks for the links.

    God bless.


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