LPT High schoolers, dont think you have to go to college to be successful. Not great at school?, look at learning a trade. You can make a good, sustainable income as an electrician, plumber, welder, etc. You can enroll in a technical college, or better yet find a apprenticeship at a larger company.

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Vocational school was an option I wish I had taken. Struggling for 10 years until I decided to go back to school made it really hard to do.


Sustainable is a little misleading when it comes to trades. You can make $1600 USD a week for a long time, but you need to be prepared. A month or two between contracts can very easily turn into 6 to 8 months…..that’s the part that’s always left out.


I wish I knew this as a kid. I had the grades and no one else in my family had gone to uni. Sure I like my job now, but the immense pressure I felt back then wasn’t sustainable for a 16 year old trying to make life choices for forever.


Here in the UK in a town near me, the college is mainly teaching trades, care and nursing because there’s no other work there. For people here you do still have to go to college to learn a trade.