Is it fair for non-college/university students to have the same opportunities to succeed as college/university graduated students based on their work history in a specific field (construction field)?
I am asking this question just to emphasize that if someone strives in accomplishing his/her main goal, somehow he/she will succeed either through the long or short way. #construction #construction-management
This is a tricky question. I think that non-undergrad college students will be at a big disadvantage when working at accomplishing a masters program. This is due to non-undergrad students having limited exposure to institutionalized education and undergrad coursework. As a post grad you will be expected to know everything from the undergrad version of the degree.
I know plenty of people with 4 year degrees that don’t make as much as I do as a Union Ironworker, but I also know many more that do. The construction unions all have apprenticeships that require a certain amount of hours of in class (book) learning each semester. These apprenticeships are usually 4-5 years in length and upon completion you have the skills to work your chosen craft. So you are receiving an education.
I make a good living with benefits, a retirement plan, insurance and I have skills, like welding, that are sought after by contractors so I’m rarely out of work.
The work I do, on some days, is extremely hard work, and dangerous,so if you ask my opinion, yes I think it is fair.
I hope this helps you, good luck!
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For the simple reason that they have had to acquire their knowledge through experience! And in my experience, this is a trial and error method, not only this but some positions just will not even consider them for advancement, without them obtaining some type of formal education, in their chosen field.