Chloe’s Story: Trades vs College – No Contest!

Are universities the only ticket to a meaningful and financially rewarding career? Or is there another way? Opportunities in the trades are plentiful and profitable—setting young people up for rapid success compared to expensive and time-consuming college degrees. PragerU’s latest short documentary, Trading Up, informs people about the valuable benefits of a career in the trades and the great pride trade specialists derive from their work—despite our current culture’s narrative that “everyone must attend a university.”

Mike Rowe 

Couple years ago, my foundation awarded a work ethic scholarship to a young woman named Chloe Hudson. Chloe had dreamed of becoming a plastic surgeon, but thought twice about the wisdom of borrowing the $400,000 required for medical school. So she decided to weld instead, and applied for a modest amount from mikeroweWORKS.

What happened next, is a great American success story, and today, Chloe Hudson is the subject of a short documentary that makes a compelling case for the trades. I’m in the documentary as well, along with Robert Kiyosaki, but make no mistake – this is Chloe’s film, and Chloe’s story. And it’s a good one.

If you agree, please share it. A short trailer is attached, with a link to the film., if you or someone you know is wondering if opportunities still exist in the skilled trades, or if a college degree is really the best path for the most people, give this a look. It’s worth your time. MikePS. Earlier today, I posted a similar post on the importance of reinvigorating the trades. It was shared 65,000 times, (so far.) If you shared that one, please share this one. It’ll help move the needle…PPS Big thanks to PragerU for making this happen, Justin Folk for directing, and Chloe Hudson, for defying the norms, seizing the day, and making mikeroweWORKS proud. Congratulations!