The only comprehensive primer to train for‚ land‚ and find fulfillment in the blue collar (and green collar) world.
For decades‚ students have been told they must graduate from a four-year college if they want to achieve success. But not every student is meant for this-or for the white-collar cubicle existence it creates. What's more‚ college drop-out rates are higher than ever (500‚000 students every year!) and the students who do graduate are faced with student loans instead of high-paying jobs. The good news? Millions of well-paying and stable jobs are available-just waiting for trained people needed fill them.
In BLUE COLLAR AND PROUD OF IT --A WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE-style career guide for the blue-collar trades--Joe Lamacchia shares his story of blue collar enterprise; how‚ despite having ADD and being a poor student‚ he worked his way from employed tradesman to business owner‚ to a current yearly gross profit of more than $2 million. Instead of simply telling how young people and career changers can find success in the blue collar world‚ he introduces readers to the workers who are currently finding paths to happiness that stretch beyond office cubicles.