Teach Kids 3 Ways to Earn a Living Before 18

America’s Blue Collar Crisis

Transportation companies are short 33,000 truckers compared to before the pandemic. Nationwide there’s a 55 percent shortage of plumbers available for work, and electricians are also in seriously short supply. Meanwhile, construction firms can’t find enough qualified workers to complete jobs. The lack of skilled laborers is already being called the “next supply chain disruption.” All told, 77 percent of manufacturers report issues getting and attracting skilled workers.

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There is a shortage of skilled workers in the US, which is only getting worse. The average age of skilled workers is about 45 years of age and growing older with the baby boomers. But most of these skilled jobs do not need a college degree. They need know-how, which can be given in measured doses to anyone above the age of 12.

Thirteen years ago, … mikeroweWORKS Foundation began a campaign to bring awareness about the 2.3 million skilled jobs that were open across the country. “Today, that number is approaching 11 million,” said Rowe on Facebook. “Of note — most of those open jobs do not require a four-year degree; they require training.”


Teenagers are capable of acquiring skills which can land them jobs that easily earn them between $60,000 and $100,000 per year. Kids who train for skilled jobs as teens can build a tidy nest egg by the time they are in their twenties. At that point, their future is in their own hands, and they can go on to get whatever degrees and professional certification they want.

40 People Who Became Millionaires Before Age 20

While most teens spend their youth honing work skills in entry-level jobs, whether that’s slinging fast food or working retail, others get that spark to succeed at an early age. There’s no shortage of useful advice out there to help even the very young make strong business decisions. There is also no minimum age to become a millionaire, as these “kids” know firsthand. From playing the stock market to starting up their own companies, check out these 40 teens who made millions before turning 20.

For kids with an inexpensive 2 year associate’s degree, there are several good-paying jobs that can help them get started in life, debt-free. Some of these jobs offer salaries well over $100,000.

Of course, every child is different, with different strengths, aptitudes, and inclinations. If the teenager undertakes career training with the objective of achieving financial independence by age 18, he needs to take his own abilities and personal inclinations into account. Some kids can achieve independence as welders, truckers, or oil field workers. Others will start their own companies or create something entirely new in the world. It all depends on the particular child.

There are high schools that are oriented around teaching teenagers practical skills that earn high wages. Parents need to seek them out, and if they are not conveniently available, parents and interested neighbors need to help recreate such training for local youth. The national skills shortage will only get worse.

In a world where kids too often become indebted for life by taking 6 to 8 years to get a worthless 4 year college degree in binging, fornicating, and counter-productive ideology into lifelong worthlessness, parents need to be thinking ahead for the good of their kids and their families.

Many among the elites of the world want to destroy the middle classes. Why? Because most of the people who will create innovation of the disruptive kind will come out of the middle classes. Elites perceive this possibility as an existential threat to themselves and their future rent-seeking power.

Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst. It is never too late to have a Dangerous Childhood © .

Remember: A Dangerous Child is financially independent, and can choose any career he wants to pursue at any time — because he’s paying for it himself. In the future, the average person will probably live past 100, and will change careers at least 3 or 4 times. It is best to take much of the stress out of an uncertain career landscape from the very beginning by giving the child financial independence from the get-go.


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