"We need a national PR Campaign in this country for skilled labor. Something that addresses the widening skills gap head on and reconnects the country with the most important part of our workforce. Now American Manufacturing is struggling to fill 200,000 vacant positions. And, right now we have 450,000 openings in the trades, transportation and utilities. The skills gap seems real and is getting wider." — Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs,
before the US Congress
"This literally changed my life." —Nick Hibbert, Pueblo, CO
Today, most people believe that the only sure-fire road to success is through having a college degree. I say that this belief is just
flat out wrong.
This pervasive myth leaves many college graduates with crushing debt, working in a dead end job and living at home in their parents' basement. This is a colossal waste
of time, money and talent.
I have a better solution. One that trains workers for the new manufacturing economy where even someone with just a high school degree can earn a good income after only nine months of accelerated training, without the back-breaking debt of a college education.
I’m on a mission to shake up and fundamentally change how job skills are taught today.
4 Reasons To Read This Book
Why Working with Your Hands Is Making a Dramatic Comeback and College Degrees May Be on the Way Out.More college graduates are now working with their hands, developing trade skills that translate directly to marketable skills and in-demand businesses. While many college students spend 5-6 years before graduating with a mound of debt, highly-skilled “blue collar” workers are earning more than $40,000 per year after less than 1 year of accelerated training—debt free. Many young people go to college and find they don’t really like working in a cubicle, performing unsatisfying work.
The Coming Crisis: Why America Is Woefully Unprepared for the Return of Formerly Outsourced Manufacturing Jobs.Onshoring, or the trend where industry is bringing back jobs that were originally outsourced to other countries, is accelerating rapidly. This is a great trend for American workers, but the main problem is that many companies are complaining that they can’t find enough skilled workers to fill their job openings. In this book, Gene details how a committed student can learn the necessary tech trade skills in 9 months. Skills that will put the skilled worker in a position to be hired to new manufacturing jobs that are opening up once again in America.
Relieved Parents Discover How Their Kids Can Earn $40,000 to $100,000 a Year without Going to College (and Save Them a Ton of Cash).Many committed parents save for years to support their children’s college education, setting aside thousands of dollars per year, in the hope that their children will land a good paying job once they graduate. However, the cruel truth is detailed in a report from Accenture that over one third of the recent college graduates were earning less than $25,000 per year and over 40% were back living at home with their parents. In Gene’s book, he shows parents that even a modest investment in a multiple skills tech training course will place their kids in a unique position to earn from $40,000 and up per year right out of the gate.
Why the Mechanic Who Lives Next Door Could Be a Millionaire. How Working With Your Hands and Using Your Common Sense Can Make You Wealthy.In the bestselling book, The Millionaire Next Door, Thomas Stanley details how many business people became very successful working with their hands; they were able to grow their trades-based business, like being a carpenter or plumber, invest wisely and end up with a net worth of a million dollars or more. Workers who have developed a detailed and disciplined skill set from working with their hands are often able to apply those lessons and techniques to other business opportunities and prosper.