Bright Prospects for Blue Collar Careers


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The voices of reason (like our parents) have long proclaimed that a
college education is the only (or the best) key to future success. That
may no longer be true, suggests millionaire landscaper Joe Lamacchia,
author of BLUE COLLAR AND PROUD OF IT.
 
Academia does not suit every temperament, and many industries require
different skills than those that one can obtain in a lecture hall,
library, or lab. The good news for more hands-on learners and workers
is that more jobs are opening for those without a bachelor’s degree.
 
In the United States, more investment in repairing crumbling
infrastructures will create growing demand for skilled trade workers,
argues Lamacchia. Especially compelling will be the so-called “green-
collar” work in environmentally conscious industries such as hybrid car
manufacturing, green construction, organic farming, sustainable
fishing, and eco-friendly landscaping.
 
SOURCE: BLUE COLLAR AND PROUD OF IT by Joe Lamacchia (HCI, 2009)

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