Day by Day

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Free Money

And all you have to do is learn a trade that will make you employable up to the day you die.  And someone else pays for that education.

Dear Lord, were I not already in the military for the long haul, I'd jump on this like a dog on a bone.


Gerry N. said...

When I graduated from High School in 1962, I quickly learned I had no saleable skill. So I did some research, you know, looking in libraries and such. I enrolled in Boatbuilding School then waited six months for an opening. I then spent a bit over two years learning the basics of the trade. I got my first job as an apprentice earning 65% of base Journeyman pay and delighted to get it. In two more years I was promoted several times to Journeyman (a bit faster than average.) I then spent 35 wonderful years playing with rich men's toys, meeting some millionaires, a few billionaires and finding most of them to be some of the finest men I've ever had the luck to meet. I'm now happily retired and well enough off than I can enjoy it.

Ragin' Dave said...

I might just take a motorcycle repair class once I'm out of the Army. I'll also be taking a welding course. I need some marketable skills beyond what I've learned in the Army, and I figure the skilled trades are never going to go away.

Gerry N. said...

The only limitation I had in my choice of trade was that it requires living not more than ten or twenty miles from salt water. Not much of a limitation in my case, but shows that thought must be given to choices. Welding and engine repair are excellent choices. Especially if one enjoys them.

Today, I would seriously consider CNC programming and/or machining alongside fabrication and engine repair.