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Changing Gender Norms in the Skilled Trades

This blog was originally posted on Matthew Mann’s other website, here. — These days, gender norms have been challenged. It’s no longer uncommon to see a man as a secretary or a woman in the STEM field. Take for example, 2016’s release of the classic “Ghostbusters” film. All roles from the original film have been gender […]


Debunking the Myths of Blue-Collar and White-Collar Workers

This blog was originally posted on Matthew Mann’s other website, here. — When you hear the words blue-collar and white-collar workers, it’s typical to think that blue-collar workers are of a lower class than white-collar workers. The reality is that they’re not a lower class or even a higher class. The truth is both workers are […]


The Most Important Qualities of an Outstanding Educator

This blog was originally posted on Matthew Mann’s other website, here. — “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” — William Arthur Ward An outstanding educator will possess many different qualities.  The educator needs to be patient and empathetic with their students.  Not all students will learn at […]


Industries In Need of Vocational Workers

This blog was originally posted on Matthew Mann’s other website, here. — With the rise of technology and its ability to threaten certain industries, you would think that several vocational industries have been negatively affected. However, that is not the case because new technologies and tools have actually made production more efficient and vocational positions are […]


Why Vocational Schools are Still Relevant Today

This blog was originally posted on Matthew Mann’s other website, here. — For decades, students in high school have been told the key to a bright future is to earn a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college. Students have taken that advice and enrolled in four-year universities instead of vocational schools. However, a lot has […]

Matthew Mann A Day in the Life of a Director of Education

A Day in the Life of a Director of Education

You may find a Director of Education has a few different titles. The most recognizable being a school principal or education director. An education director works for different education levels such as preschool, elementary/middle/high school, as well as secondary and postsecondary levels. Job Responsibilities The responsibilities of an education director can include any of the […]

Matthew Mann - Vocational Career Spotlight_ Auto Mechanic

Vocational Career Spotlight: Auto Mechanic

If you like to work with your hands and get a feeling of satisfaction from solving problems, a career in auto mechanics may be for you. This career gives you more mobility than most office jobs, and you’ll always be on the go, so you’ll also need to have an energetic and outgoing personality. While […]

Matthew Mann - Vocational Career Spotlight_ Welding

Vocational Career Spotlight: Welding

Welders are individuals trained in the art of cutting and joining metal parts together using either hand-held equipment or remotely controlled equipment. They work both indoors and outdoors and most commonly hold full-time jobs. Depending on the job, welders may find themselves working on the ground or high above on scaffolding. There are also various […]

Matthew Mann Vocational Career HRVAC

Vocational Career Spotlight: HRVAC

HRVAC techs are trained professionals that work to install, repair and maintain heating, refrigeration, ventilation and air conditioning systems in homes and businesses. These trained professionals are always in demand whether it’s hot summer days or cold winter nights. Learn the essential facts about these professionals and their career potentials with these basics below! Individuals […]

Matthew Mann Vocational Career Trucks

Vocational Career Spotlight: Truck Driving

The demand for truck drivers is a trend that will not be slowing down anytime soon. Truck drivers are the backbone of getting goods from one location to another. While some truck drivers drive locally, most truck drivers travel cross country. Those considering a job as a truck driver must be willing to put in […]

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