SHT's own Jim Olsztynski recently contributed to aChicago Tribunearticle on the growing attractiveness of trade careers.

A recent opinion article in theChicago Tribunethrows light on the possibility of American workers ditching the white-collar world for the trades. ReporterJohn Keilmanwrites how his lack of fix-it skills "has always been a bit of a wound to my masculine pride."

PMEditorial DirectorJim Olsztynskiwas a source for the story, which mentioned hisPMmagazine essay "Blue-Collar Bias". Back in 2001, Jim's essay blasted school counselors who "advise students they have better futures as third-rate paper shufflers than as craftsmen."

Read the Chicago Tribune article here >>