Thursday, May 3, 2012
This picture shows a machine shop class in 1899. The children are being taught metal fabrication.
I really believe that most four year college degrees are becoming fairly worthless. If you are not going to go into medicine, engineering, law, or accounting, you might very well be wasting your time at a university. More and more I am suggesting that students consider vocational school. The solid high paying jobs these days are for diesel mechanics, metal fabricators, welders and instrumentation technicians. I even read a report that the most straightforward path to a $100,000 a year job was to be a plumber. I think there is still a stigma associated with trade school, as if it is "beneath" people, but I think that as more and more college graduates move home because they can not find a job, people will eventually catch on that the cool thing to do is to work with your hands.