Jan 17, 2018
With between 25 and 50% of the American working age group out of work, the odds are not good..When I graduated high school, engineering was a career that was all but guaranteed..then the 103rd Congress eliminated 80% of infrastructure spending. It’s scary that I took part in the last major public works ever built in the mid 1990s. (American River Dam System.).Went back to school, figuring to stack the deck. Got a masters in the bio field and a geology second bachelors. I worked for NOAA for a time, but eventually couldn’t get work due to AA policies. To the tune of more than 1500 of 2000+ jobs. I’d get to the last 3 to 5 people, then usually someone without the required degree would get hired..With that kind of thing going on, it’s almost funny when colleges whine when people are not taking the difficult science or engineering curriculi as often today. (There’s still an estimated 100,000 graduates in engineering/sciences every year and there’s essentially no work for them.) If you are a protected class, you don’t need to actually get the degree. If you are not, then getting the degree doesn’t help you. Pretty screwed up, all things considered.
Mar 2, 2018