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Episode Six..Has the Scholar-ship sailed?

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The Buzz.. It is a combination of book smarts, common knowledge, experience, etc that make up the ingredients to getting a good job or career. Do you agree/disagree? In the 80s it was a college degree that landed that job for you, in the 90s you have to admit it was the tech age and it was more about what you knew in the practical sense if you were in IT and a bit of who-you-knew. As the industry boomed bringing along with it many opportunities for contracts and jobs that bragged about bringing in the information age (I thought Paul Revere did that) and upgrading or implementing the latest and greatest, so did the need to have a college degree. Don't get me started on the 2000s.. I really want to forget they ever happened. The Sting.. This show isn't about having a degree or not but more about if we were fooled to think that knowledge via the paper is greater than practical experience? What was important all along? Are we not as smart now as we were then and what is the contributing factor? Learning as you go was always the norm back in the day as every job provided training AND they paid you for it. What changed? Does the work force believe less in the work people (we were all trainable then so)? Does the paper the degree is printed on only hold water if it's a part of a magician's illusion? The Healing Process.. What are ways one can jump start themselves back into education if that is where they want to go or find a career that is fulfilling. Longevity seems to be what was offered during the Scholar-ship days.. Can the "peoplestry" outsmart the "industry" and get back those jobs and the respect we once enjoyed? What are our next steps?

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