Let’s face it, not everyone wants to be lawyer, doctor or white-collar professional. Several prefer mechanical, practical and visual means of learning rather than academic programs through college and university.
There are so many pathways to lucrative careers for those who enjoy building things. Hands-on skills are required in many professions especially mechanical, industrial and construction occupations. Furthermore practical experience offers great advantages to those pursuing careers in technology sectors related to MITC positions.
Look at the infrastructure all around us. Everything from the furthest satellite station in space to the equipment used in the deepest mine has been designed, built and continually maintained by someone in an MITC career.
As long as there is human life on earth there will be a need for engineers, skilled builders, mechanics and creative workers with unique skill sets. Through apprenticeship, technical education and STEM programs men and women are traveling worldwide with transferable skills making white-collar salaries designing, building and maintaining our ever changing, evolving world.
From a student in high school to the company owner sporting the white hat there are endless opportunities and pathways in Mechanical, Industrial, Technology and Construction.
During the mid-40’s to the early 60’s there was a huge increase in the population. They were known as the “baby boomers.” Due to age factor approximately 48% of them will soon be retiring. This means there will be 1000’s of employers looking for employees.
Over the past few decades we entered into the new technology and information era; focus shifted away from blue-collar careers. Vocational streams were removed from schools and students were urged to pursue white-collar professions such as doctors, lawyers and accountants. Regardless of academics or interest young men and women were encouraged to enroll into college and university.
Livelihoods in building, construction and mechanics were frowned upon or considered jobs for the uneducated. Along the way we as a society overlooked the importance of skilled professions and the demand for workers to design, build and maintain infrastructures such as our homes, workplaces, roads and landmarks.
With increasing population there will always be the necessity for shelter, workplaces and transportation, which embrace opportunities in engineering, constructing and ongoing maintenance.
Presently, there are many career prospects in those sectors however, due to a lack of manpower to fill the gaps in the mechanical, industrial, technological and construction sectors.