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Another Alternative for Success

By Lisa Killingsworth 

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The Forbes article “The Jobs of the Future Don’t Require a College Degree,” by Pascal-Emmanuel, emphasizes the importance of apprenticeships and how they can prepare people for the future job market. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pascal-Emmanuel points out that skilled labor jobs are some of the fastest growing jobs of the future. For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mechanical, insulation workers, personal and home health care aides, and brick masons and electrical helpers are just some of the occupations that are currently in high demand. Every day, apprenticeship opportunities are becoming more available, making the idea of “everyone needs college to be successful” sound more like a grand pronouncement rather than the actual truth.

This article is an interesting take on apprenticeships. The truth is, whether someone decides to either go to college or to enroll in an apprenticeship program, that person will find comfort in knowing that they have options and that they can make contributions to the world in more ways than one.

Sources:

Forbes Magazine

http://www.forbes.com/sites/pascalemmanuelgobry/2013/05/07/the-jobs-of-the-future-dont-require-a-college-degree/

Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_103.htm

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