Good article in World magazine about the uptick in demand for skilled labor in fields like welding. The opening:
The conventional wisdom says a 21-year-old should have a college degree to have the best shot at landing a job in a tough job market. But today’s unemployment landscape is hardly conventional. It may be that your high-school classmate who tinkered in the garage and became a mechanic might have been on to something.
Read the rest (may have to be a World subscriber — something I highly recommend).