PragerU’s ‘Trading Up’ shows the value of trade schools with Mike Rowe, Robert Kiyosaki & Chloe Hudson

Oct. 13, 2021



LOS ANGELES — Are universities the only ticket to a meaningful and financially rewarding career? Or is there another way? In its latest short documentary, “Trading Up: Our Case for Trade Schools,” PragerU explores the valuable benefits of a career in the trades.

“Before the pandemic, we had 7.5 million open positions, most of which didn’t require a four year degree,” said Mike Rowe in the film. “And yet, what do we tell this generation again and again? If you don’t get your four year degree, you’re screwed.”

The film features Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” fame and presenter of viral PragerU 5-minute video “Don’t Follow Your Passion”; Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad; Chloe Hudson, a welder and Instagram influencer ArcWeldingAngel; and Robert Daughtery, Principal at Power Technical..

“Trading Up” focuses on the benefits of a career in the trades — showcasing the great pride trade specialists derive from their work. All this runs counter to the current cultural narrative that “everyone must attend a university.”

“Our goal isn’t to knock anyone pursuing a college degree, but to point to alternatives to the often expensive and time-consuming college path,” said Marissa Streit, CEO of PragerU. “Opportunities in the trades are plentiful and profitable and can set up young people, including women like Chloe Hudson, for rapid success.”

Over the past 10 years, PragerU has distinguished itself as a premiere pro-American media platform, earning billions of views from people around the world. With its Short Documentaries, on topics ranging from the environmental movement, America’s education system and Big Tech censorship, PragerU has become a major player, taking on video-driven leftist outlets like VICE and VOX.

Trading Up: Our Case for Trade Schools” is the fifth installment in PragerU’s Short Documentaries, which tackle the biggest issues of the day in search of truth. Watch more PragerU short documentaries and sign up for episode alerts here.

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PragerU, founded by Dennis Prager in 2011, is a not-for-profit organization that helps millions understand the values that shaped America and provides millions of Americans and people around the world with the intellectual ammunition they need to advocate for limited government, individual responsibility and economic freedom. Since its founding, PragerU videos have received over 5 billion lifetime views. PragerU is a resource for all who value liberty. It is a threat to all those who do not.

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