We really have to get past this "everyone should go to college" meme. I'd like to see more support for trades and the training to support it. All my high school chums that went the trade school route via vo-tech training in high school have good careers as plumbers, electricians and other trade crafts. I got a degree in Philosophy and could never get a decent job. I've been driving a truck for years.
There used to be something called "college material" and frankly too many people aren't.
2. I agree, Trades are under rated I have friends that made just over 100k this year.
Yes they are union, but they work in one of the worst union states in the country. B/C of their training they have contractors sign with there unions. You get what u pay for. I made just over 50k with 3 months off with no pay for the year.