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    :: Thursday, December 28, 2006 ::

    A career path less travelled - By Daniel Girard, Toronto Star,  Canada
    Paul Shrimpton had always thought university was for him.

    But after two years – one in an "elitist" program at Carleton University in Ottawa, another studying "impractical things" at the University of Toronto – he decided his dad was right, learning a trade was a good choice.

    Five years later and completing his final schooling at George Brown College to become a certified electrician, Shrimpton, 26, is even more convinced.

    "Many of my (university) friends can't necessarily use their degrees," says Shrimpton, who makes about $26 an hour as a union apprentice working in everything from auto plants to highrise condominium construction and will top $30 an hour once he finishes his studies and certification exams.

    "But I have a skill and people allow me to do work based on what I know.

    "It's almost like I'll have a lifetime licence to print money."
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