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164. Is Blue Collar Work Making a Comeback? - Ken Rusk

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For the past few decades, we’ve been steering kids towards university and away from the trades, but why?

The average North American college grad is underskilled and in debt, especially compared to their blue-collar friends who skipped the college experience and got on the job site. 

Today, I’m talking with Ken Rusk, a lifelong contractor and author of Blue-Collar Cash: Love Your Work, Secure Your Future, and Find Happiness for Life. He’s got some insights on the benefits of choosing a blue-collar career and shares some fascinating statistics that kids are definitely not learning in school.

Learn from Ken how to paint a bright picture of a future in trades and construction and use that narrative to recruit the young talent you need.

So…is blue-collar work making a comeback?

Tune in to find out.



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