“I can think of nine magazines off the top of my head who every year will rank the top colleges. None of them ever include a trade school. That’s where the pressure starts,” said Mike Rowe, unofficial spokesman for skilled work and trade jobs.

Forget the expensive degrees, most degrees are not backed by market demand, leaving an entire generation of pedigreed, jobless, young adults.

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