By: Published February 10, 2020 You may know this story: college enrollment has risen since 2000, reaching 16.9 million students in 2016. To parents, guidance counselors, and college grads it’s the only pathway to modern career success or social respectability. But did you know that trade school participation has increased over …
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By: Published January 28, 2020 So proud to announce that entries to the Blue Collar Cash contest were so good that I decided one winner wasn’t enough. Instead, I chose three! I wanted this money to really transform lives and when I saw the number of excellent submissions I thought …
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By: Published October 21, 2019 Think you need a college degree to earn a decent wage? Think again. As I write about in Blue Collar Cash, there are plenty of six figure jobs that don’t require four-year degrees or tens of thousands of dollars of debt.  Indeed, whether you want to …
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By: Published October 2, 2019 Leadership in the Blue-Collar World: The Importance of Being a Mentor One person’s success is rarely the result of just their work alone. It’s the culmination of experiences and learning from everyone in their lifetime. Parents, teachers and peers are often credited with helping guide others …
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By: Published August 19, 2019 Learning to Hire For Skills, Not Degrees The tech boom has certainly changed our lives and our workplaces. It has also lead to thousands of articles in the newspapers and stories on TV about the rise of tech jobs that require four-year degrees. What hasn’t been …
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