I’ve been reading a lot of articles recently that show strong indicators that there is going to be a huge shortage of individuals for skilled labor positions. The current college graduates and a few years prior to these have shunned the skilled labor market and rightly so. The economy has been bad, therefore reducing the number of skilled labor positions. Now that there’s been a strong upturn, we have a glut of college graduates, but very few individuals with skilled labor knowledge.
Why not start looking at one and two year programs in the skilled labor fields. Welding, mechanics, plumbers, HVAC technicians, maintenance, construction, brick layers, arborists, tree climbers and the list goes on and on…there’s a shortage and you can fill a spot. Think about graduating from a one or two year program with very little, if any, debt and landing a job with great pay…it’s all out there waiting for you! With all the amazing energy alternatives, you could become a Wind Turbine Technician. Bet that’s something you never thought of!
I’ve included two great links to get your thought process going. Think about it, a career waiting for you. Are you ready, yes, then get started!
Are things better today than they were 10 years ago?
Can you name several things that are better now than they were 10 years ago? Here’s a few…
No more flip phones – someone you know may still have one from “back in the day” but they are not available now!
Guyliner – ‘nuff said!
Searching for hours at the video store for the perfect movie – don’t even need to leave your house, get dressed or brush your teeth! (but please brush them anyway)
MySpace – Gone like a freight train!
Vote for Pedro tee shirts – how did that happen in the first place?
Chatrooms – Nobody talks to anybody anymore!
Having dinner out with friends and not being able to Google answers – well we can Google anything now!
Using a map – admit it, you miss folding a map…NOT!
Then, I want to leave you with this, a link that has some of the best advice I’ve read in a long time. Take a minute to read this…I am sure you will agree!