Some say Generation Z is going to save ‘Murica from the evils of socialism and our dumber population compadres. Only time will tell. Though, there are signs Generation Z youngsters are at least semi-intelligent. The shift from bogus university degrees toward trade schools is one of those signs.
For decades, technical and vocational schools have been falling out of favor, as more and more people opt for getting advanced degrees at four-year colleges. But recently, with the job market over-promising and underpaying, the trend has begun to reverse: States have started to reinvest in trade schools. And the generation inheriting volatile job prospects, a gig economy, and contract pay is following suit.
Generation Z—those who were born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s—are more often turning to trade schools to avoid the skyrocketing student debt crisis and hone skills that translate directly into jobs, from electrical engineering to cosmetology. While the power of trade unions has dwindled, and societal value still favors more elite professions, young students are finding themselves drawn to stable paychecks in fields where there’s an obvious need.
Mike Rowe smiles upon these young people! You can’t blame them for following the money. That’s what jobs are all about: Greenbacks. Scrilla. Ducats.
Expertise in a trade is a safer bet than a bogus degree from a university. There isn’t exactly a demand for people with a Bachelors in Genderqueer Drum Theory. Unless you want to be a punchline for sites like this one. In which case, here are some sticks. Play that funky music gender fluid person of whatever color. Plus, if you want one of those worthless university degrees, you’ve got to put your kidney on Craigslist.
It’s good to see these young folk have at least a bit of sense. Whether intentional or not, they’re breaking away from the left’s indoctrination machine. Sparing themselves a lifetime of being Marx-quoting lemmings with cartoon-colored armpit hair. Always in the unemployment line.
~ Co-written by Corey Stallings and Courtney Kirchoff