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The Trades Are Still Working – At Least Some Are

The Trades Are Still Working – At Least Some Are

Amid the coronavirus shutdown, some states – Illinois and California among them – have deemed construction projects as essential businesses and allowed projects to continue. Others have ordered construction sites closed except for those involving health care and other...
The College Slump: Why Attendance is No Longer Growing

The College Slump: Why Attendance is No Longer Growing

It was an amazing growth streak. Colleges and universities in the United States had steady and solid growth in attendance figures for an amazing 375 years. According to information assembled by the Wall Street Journal the number of students who attended college has...
Hunger Pangs: Students Go Hungry to Pay for College

Hunger Pangs: Students Go Hungry to Pay for College

You’ve probably heard college graduates talk about how they made it through those years eating lots of instant noodles or other cheap and easy-to-make meals. Some joke that as a result, they’ll never eat these types of food again. The unfortunate truth is that it...
The Same Job as Your Mom or Dad: What are the Odds?

The Same Job as Your Mom or Dad: What are the Odds?

Does what your parents do for a living have an impact on the choice you’ll make for a career? In some cases, the question just doesn’t work. Your parents didn’t have the opportunity to become a social media influencer or a cybersecurity officer When it comes to other...
The Skilled Trades Gap Is Global

The Skilled Trades Gap Is Global

Do a web search on “skilled trade shortage” and you will be directed to scores of articles detailing the dire situation not only in our country, but throughout the western world. For instance, this survey from the United Kingdom shows that for the 7th consecutive year...