I have no idea why skills such as carpentry, metal working, electrical, masonry, and so on, are not more highly promoted. It seems that every young adult wants to go play around in college- which is understandable considering how college is aggressively pushed as the only path to “success,” add well as being portrayed as a never-ending party/ sex fest/pleasure fest.
The skilled trades can enable one to make a good living, and the cost of learning one is often a fraction of what a college “education” costs. These occupations can never be replaced with machines and will always be needed, which will put you in a much more secure position if and when society gets to a point where it can no longer afford cushy make work jobs.
I believe going to college was the biggest mistake I’ve ever made. By the time it was time for new to graduate, I had learned only 3 things: no one gives a shit, I don’t know shit, and I have no “work experience.” I would not repeat my “college experience” for any amount of money, 5 most worthless, boring, end pointless years of my life. Now, if I had went into a skilled trade, it would have most likely put me in a far better position in life. But I didn’t even think of this path as an option, no one told me. My parents, as well as my"educators," set me up for failure. When I get done with the military, I plan to put my GI Bill to work and pick up a skilled trade or two, while others use theirs to mess around college for a few years.
Why are we not promoting the skilled trades more?