Evette touts high-paying, blue-collar jobs

To hear the South Carolina lieutenant governor tell it, we’ve gone too far in society to allow a stigma to persist that pressures high school students to pursue a university education. According to Pamela Evette, an education at Clemson or South Carolina is not the right path for everyone. In her talk to the Seneca Rotary Club, Evette referred to a needed balance between white and blue collar jobs, and she’s touting the money that can be made in certain fields in which both brainpower and brawn power are assets. For example, she called attention to the field of mechatronics, which combines electronics and mechanical engineering. Graduates in that field can look forward to immediate placement and a starting salary of between $55 and $65 thousand a year. Apprenticeships are valuable to help companies fill employee needs.