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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Options besides college

makes a very good point:

College is not for everyone, and you do not need a college education in order to earn a decent living and get your piece of the American Dream. To be trained in a trade is a perfectly honorable thing, and those Americans who work as electricians or plumbers or mechanics or carpenters all have the choice of becoming entrepreneurs or working for another. And none of them have to worry about their jobs being 'outsourced.'
Read the whole thing. I agree with this idea. While I want everyone to be able to pursue as much education as they desire, and certainly those who enter into a trade, especially if they want to own their own business would greatly profit from some college education, there are options out there. Personally, being someone who is not very handy, I find those who are to be amazing in their skills and abilities.


Blogger Cubicle said...

I worked for a plumber one summer. The guy was actually a smart guy, as in he knew what the heck he was doing, was planning on starting his on business and things.

The only problem with trade skills is that it does put some wear on you body. I actually dug so many holes that summer that i was in fairly good shape.

2/17/2005 08:55:00 AM  
Blogger Dave Justus said...

I would suspect that the wear on your body is made up for by the fact that you remain in good shape.

Almost certainly better for you than my daily exercise regimine of sitting on my butt.

2/17/2005 01:10:00 PM  

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