Mike Rowe on the need to value vocational skills

I chanced across this interesting clip on a LinkedIn group I’m a member of.

It is a guy called Mike Rowe giving evidence to a government committee in the US. He is a broadcaster who makes a programme called “Dirty Jobs”. He’s talking about our alienation from practical work and the importance of valuing the range of skills that society needs to function effectively. He argues that the education system is pushing people away from vocational tracks.

I really like the way that Mike makes the argument. I’m not sure that the education system can carry all the blame here, but there is clearly something in what he says. Have a look and see what you think

 

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