Mike Rowe does a nice job of contrasting skills with schooling. Unfortunately, the skills you learn in school are, what’s the word, academic and not lucrative.
Kids are taught that manual-skilled jobs are not good jobs. Talk about a disservice the schools are doing to kids. With the help of guidance counselors, parents, etc., “We almost indoctrinate them to avoid a whole category of perfectly legitimate occupations.”
This is worth listening to too.
Success cannot be achieved without hard work.