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(Aiken Standard)   Growing number of women looking at welding as a career. Jennifer Beals probably available for comment   (aikenstandard.com) divider line 14
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2013-01-26 08:34:18 PM  
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What would be best is if high schools stopped pushing the idea that college is for everyone... it isn't. Vocational training was once a significant part of most school curricula.

somebody who can make a clean TIG weld is far more valuable in the job market than a person who barely managed to get a Communications degree in 6 years.
2013-01-26 08:59:55 PM  
3 votes:
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2013-01-26 08:50:10 PM  
2 votes:
We can do it!

/not a woman
2013-01-26 08:25:38 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-01-26 08:13:14 PM  
2 votes:
Is anyone really amazed at this? Some of the best heavy duty mechanics I know are women.

It's the individual, not the gender.
2013-01-26 09:10:34 PM  
1 votes:

Fissile: When I was in high school, I took physics, chem, biology and trig. I also took auto shop, wood shop, electronics and metal shop. The kids in my shop classes couldn't understand why I was there...guidance counselors steered the dim kids to the shop classes.


I tried to take wood shop in high school, and the school simply wouldn't let me. They thought I'd be picked on by the Smoking Club or something. Since I was trying to get them to let me advance faster than they normally allow in math and science, I didn't think it was worth arguing over.
2013-01-26 09:06:36 PM  
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2013-01-26 09:01:56 PM  
1 votes:

Gwyrddu: The_Original_Roxtar: What would be best is if high schools stopped pushing the idea that college is for everyone... it isn't. Vocational training was once a significant part of most school curricula.

somebody who can make a clean TIG weld is far more valuable in the job market than a person who barely managed to get a Communications degree in 6 years.

High school vocational training assumes funding that often isn't there, and people qualified to teach the subject and students who legitimately want to learn. High school should prepare everyone to go to college so the option is open to them if they want to continue on that path, but in doing so it will usually be subjects like vocational training that will cut.

Anyway, my point is that 2 year technical colleges already do a better job reliably teaching these trades than high schools will ever do, such that the only point in the high school programs would be to spark students interests in the subjects.


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When I was in high school, I took physics, chem, biology and trig. I also took auto shop, wood shop, electronics and metal shop. The kids in my shop classes couldn't understand why I was there...guidance counselors steered the dim kids to the shop classes. Kids in my college prep classes thought I was a mental case for taking shop classes. Today I have a white collar job and wow the office ladies with my Mr. Fixit abilities.
2013-01-26 08:20:01 PM  
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Fissile: Jokes is going to be on them. A friend who has 25 years experience as a welder recently found a new job after being unemployed for 11 months.....he's being paid $22.50 an hour. As he said to me, "That's what I was making 15 years ago."


Depending on where that is $45k isn't that bad.
2013-01-26 08:13:16 PM  
1 votes:

EvilEgg: Ladies if you think awkward passes by nerds are uncomfortable, construction workers are much worse.


They're not awkward. They actually think their behavior is appealing.
2013-01-26 08:11:58 PM  
1 votes:
Good for them, nothing wrong with that. Tough job but can pay well
2013-01-26 08:11:37 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-01-26 07:25:31 PM  
1 votes:
Be careful, subby.

She *is* a maniac.
2013-01-26 06:56:14 PM  
1 votes:
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