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Subject:  Re: Middle Class[Income] Jobs ain't Coming Back? Date:  1/24/2013  9:08 AM
Author:  Gingko100 Number:  414194 of 539061

Yep. I just don't see bricklayers, carpenters learning programming skills. There are many on the other side of the bell curve that ain't gonna transition well.
I am in construction, and I see this as one of the safest areas in the current changing market. These skills cannot be reproduced by programming. Yes to a certain extent my job (project management) can be outsourced, but even then only so much - site visits need to be done, and the extensive "hands-on" nature of it isn't going away entirely.

But the trades? They are still needed. Maybe those bricklayers or plumbers won't rise to be PMs (you need 21st century skills for that), but no one else can do what they do. I certainly can't.
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