Here's an article worth reading on the long-standing issue of guidance counsellors' under-representing skilled trades to prospective students. The author suggests that the situation is improving, but not all commenters are in agreement. The conversation also was divided on the struggles of many tradespeople to sustain employment and reasonable wages and benefits as compared to comparable work. Others' seem to have joined the $200,000. club and can't understand the angst. Where I work, I'm closer to the former.
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