There are some fantastic jobs that only require a short certification, which is definitely easier on the wallet than college. You will hit the ground running after your weeks-long or months-long certification with no college debt, and have the ability to earn a living. Solid, respectable careers are built on skilled trades. It’s the only career path that actually produces something instead of servicing others. Skilled trades people will always be around….barbers, machinists, mechanics, plumbers, etc. They can’t go off-shore. You can’t fly to Hong Kong in an afternoon to get your hair cut. So, help us get back to the days when blue-collar wasn’t a dirty word. Roll up your sleeves, don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and advise your children and friends to go into blue-collar work.
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