For those of you who received your bachelor’s degree, you probably received that degree because the flavour of the times said it was best to go to university after high school.
But now the times are a changing. For a few thousand dollars, you can be equipped with the knowledge to start on a very successful career in the trades.
For example, the Wind Turbine Technician Program is $7,700 for a seven month program. After that program, students can work anywhere in the world! What an incredible opportunity to travel and see the world, plus pay for a small loan to make that education happen.
I personally spent $40,000 on my degree and I was lucky because I was able to stay at home to make ends meet.
While I am not discounting the value of a degree, the ability to get a job in your chosen field is of prime importance, as it has always been in those dishing out dollars for post-secondary education. You want to see a return on your investment and not be working in a restaraunt, when your dream was to become an entrepreneur in the fashion industry.
Nothing makes you more versatile in the job market then having a few tricks up your sleeve. Someone with both a trade and a degree are twice as likely to find employment as someone with only one of those cards.
If you want to stand apart from the crowd in your job interview, these are some of the great assets that will work in your favour.
So consider a trade, because they are specific, measurable and will help to define a career path. Plus if you have a degree already, they help bolster yourself with an incredible talents to draw upon depending on the times are saying it’s time for a desk job, or it’s time to get out there fixing electrical wiring in a industrial work site.
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