Trade School vs. University

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Subject: Trade School vs. University
Last night I saw on the news how people with grade-12 education saw the greatest earnings growth in recent years all the while university grads saw their earnings decline.

In Alberta, where the economy is booming due to high energy prices, well paid jobs in the trades go begging. Is this the start of a new trend? Has the market for university educated people reached a point of saturation?

[28-06-2006,00:16]
Anonymous
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The news story was also summarized in the article:

http://www.cbc.ca/story/business/national/2006/06/23/bluecollar-jobs.html

[28-06-2006,01:04]
Anonymous
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Yes, a construction worker in Alberta will be paid a lot more than most university graduates working in an office.


It´s the law of supply and demand. There is too many university graduates and too few skilled tradesmen.


[28-06-2006,01:07]
Anonymous
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"The report cautioned "that the growth in earnings among these less-educated workers is not expected to be sustainable."

"This is because their recent gains appear to be a result of short-term fluctuations in demand, mainly due to the employment boom in oil and gas, mining and construction," Statistics Canada said."

[28-06-2006,01:13]
Anonymous
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construction workers don´t make more than university grads in Alberta, are you kidding me? The highest earners in Alberta are still the doctors, dentists, lawyers, engineers, etc.




[28-06-2006,01:16]
Anonymous
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Construction workers can make money more than university grads??

These kids must be insane. Have u ever been to Edmonton or Calgary??
If not, STFU!!

[28-06-2006,05:00]
Anonymous
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Trade school may be where many university grads will be headed in the next 5 years.
[28-06-2006,15:34]
Anonymous
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A lot of money in the trades. . .
[28-06-2006,17:58]
Anonymous
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For as long as I can remember, people had encouraged family members and loved ones to pursue a university education while ignoring a looming worker shortage that had been steadily building in the trades. How the tide has turned.

The economy works in cycles. Now it´s the tradesmen´s turn to be in the favored position financially while university students struggle to pay off crushing debts working near-minimum-wage jobs after graduation. Ever tried to find a good plumber lately?

In terms of return on investment, the trades are looking very good right now.


[28-06-2006,18:50]
Anonymous
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talk about blowing this out of proportion. the study explicitely states that this is a short-term thing. tradesmen/women will never make more than university grads.
[29-06-2006,01:38]
Anonymous
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Hah you guys kidding me? Tradesmen make great money and will for a long time to come. Miners, heavy equipment mechanics, welders, electricians all will make more than 99% of university arts and science grads... the only exceptions are professional programs like doctor, engineer, lawyer


Where i live, the average miner makes between 70-110 grand per year, and mechanics, electricians, and welders average maybe 60-90 grand. with an university arts degree youll be making more like 30-50 thousand and maybe 40-70 as a science grad

[29-06-2006,20:47]
Anonymous
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Being educated in somthing other than brick laying is enough for me to still take the pay cut associated with university
[29-06-2006,20:49]
Anonymous



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