6 thoughts on “What Will Become A Coffee Shop?”

  1. Tech schools have always been the fast track for people with skills. They fail the people who don’t really have any passion. Those people go on the get teaching degrees and bad mouth the sad little tech school.

    1. JJS wrote:

      “They [tech schools] fail the people who don’t really have any passion. ”

      I take the view that the schools aren’t there to inflame passion. And they don’t fail people with no passion. The people fail themselves.

  2. I have read that in Germany, Tech schools are held is much higher regard than here in the US. Here, they are often thought of as a collection depot for losers who can’t get an Ivy League degree.

    This is a mistake.

    I highly value my carpenter/contractor, my electrician, and car repairman because I found excellent men who know their stuff and have fair pricing. They keep the hovel together and the car running well. Highly valuable.

    1. My father was a carpenter* who also taught for several years at an excellent trade school in Huntsville back in the late 1960s. The school still exists. High school students spend half a day at their regular school and half a day at the trade school. Back then, high school was grades 10-12 and students could go to the trade school for 3 years. I don’t know if they opened the program to 9th graders. Add up half a day for 3 school years and you’re talking about a significant amount of trade school instruction, enough for graduates to get a pretty good job.

      Wouldn’t you know it, I did a quick web search and found that the Huntsville school system is considering moving the trade school students back into the regular high schools. That will effectively kill most of the vocational education within a few years.

      *I’m living proof that carpentery skills are not genetic. Like Dirty Harry said, “A man has got to know his limitations.” I can do simple home repairs and basic auto maintenance but when things get real, I turn to the pros.

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