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-- let's turn our attention to this morning to mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City seems like get -- every week.
A new comment from the mayor that causes a bit of controversy and this morning something he said is raising a few eyebrows about the way in which.
We should encourage our high school students -- are our kids whether or not they should go off.
To college or not yet you say if not for everybody that we should be a little bit more realistic navy college.
Shouldn't be the goal for every kid for a couple of decades.
That's what convention dictates you're supposed to.
Get good grades and go to college and he's saying.
What about doing something for kids who are not necessarily.
Great students or who don't have the -- agricultural who aren't interested in going to college to learn a trade will always need plumbers electricians construction worker exactly.
And I it's hard for me to -- Davis.
Now that have ever said it before that there is a bit of -- -- But I agree with mayor Michael Bloomberg the one thing he knows a lot about is making money here's his advice to young people with.
People who are gonna have the biggest problem are college graduates who aren't.
Rocket scientists that you will not at the top of -- class compare plumber to going to Harvard College.
The plumber actually for the average person probably would be a bigger deal because you don't spend four years spending 4050000 dollars tuition and no income.
The way we shouldn't feel sorry for the folks that have been going into a trade -- mean in fact there not been saddled with a massive debt that many college kids have been saddled with when they leave college so how many Starbucks breaches have advanced degrees -- poetry all of them.
But I don't mocking -- or Starbucks but that's a lot of debt.
Right there is dignity in being a plumber or having any country I live in DC where nobody has a job everyone has a talking shop.
Is it more impressive to be a lobbyist or a plumber to represented Robert -- is a lobbyist right -- work to fix.
The leak at my base well yeah.
It's ticket but there's more than just dignity to being a -- you make a lot of -- exactly an electrician.
A plumber I call these guys constantly they're always knew we need to -- their recession proof yet these things and by the way.
Furthermore there's study up salary dot com just of these are also growth industries that over the next decade there will be at 26%.
These things that we should possibly be encouraged -- indoor plumbing is here to stay that's your pretty.
Political analyst with except maybe your cabin.
The without houses but I will say that this I mean because you -- about the recession proof sure not even an entry level plumbing job when you look at the statistics -- -- is about 48000 dollars for entry level and yeah electricians -- upwards of -- 100000 dollars a year no no college debt as a result of it.
-- we have Kirk McDonald on our show early this morning he's the president of public matter which is.
Which is a fascinating startup company and doing very very well.
And he says students need to differentiate themselves not not just go by that normal structures -- We live in the most competitive job market ever -- America.
And one of the things that we have to do is we have to find the ways to have ourselves stand out.
This is the opportunity for college graduates to realize as technology has been transforming so many aspects of business.
If they can actually add to their degree by making sure that they lean into an understanding of technology what I call in the -- code empathy.
Which is just really appreciating how technology transforms businesses they can actually differentiate themselves and -- -- -- -- -- you can -- up for -- -- code academy dot com you pay remains of the small -- Con academy there's some of the coding to learn -- -- -- new computer language they'll have some skills yeah and I say this is someone who doesn't have any skills I was pregnant none likened to that I'd like I -- -- your house core code that was fact I was gonna put up drywall.
I was she does both into the -- however my house and the Chinese come and take our talk show -- jobs meanwhile.
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