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TED Talk - Learning from dirty jobs

December 16, 2017View for printing

Mike Rowe's talk, "Learning from dirty jobs," shines a spotlight on how undervalued so-called "dirty jobs" are, and how unappreciated the people are that do them. Many of these undervalued jobs actually pay very good wages, and there's a shortage of people willing to do them. In fact, there's a major shortage of trained trade craftsman in the United States, specifically electricians and heating and cooling technicians. Mike argues that the shortage arose in part because of high school guidance counselors who, several decades ago, started to sell every high school student on the idea that they must go to college in order to be successful.

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