The reason we have so many tech jobs is that people tend to want to go to college and many drop out with no skills- Going to vocational school prepares you for those tech jobs than a university- And if you have no money the military will also prepare you for tech jobs--
Not so fast my friend. Most people do not have troubleshooting skills, and one thing that helps you troubleshoot is an understanding of theory. Most people who are currently working in tech do not have the best troubleshooting skills.
I believe college is better than vocational-tech for acquiring the skills to be successful. College professors will drill you in fundamentals whereas the Miltary or tech school teach you to do something without tech you how it should work. I work in the tech field, and I am the "goto" guys when others did not solve the issues. Some of these people have degrees and certs, but what I found out is they do not fully understand how things should operate.
Yes, we have trained train; however, they cannot expand beyond that training. I am not bragging that if you show me something, I will gain more knowledge by working to solve problems. For example, no one wanted to train me on our voice over IP system; however, when I was the only person willing to do the job, I taught myself by studying the system.
Why cannot do that and others cannot? It is a direct reflexion on FVSU. I believed that our professors were too hard on us, but when I started working appreciated them more. I learn not to fear any situation because I felt nothing can be as hard as the test my frat gave us at FVSU. I would always make the highest grade in the class, but it could be a 49, 68, 88, or 90, Most of the time, it was D or C., but what I found out that I learned the subject matter better than I thought. In fact, I had to take a test for AT&T, and I did not study. I was able to pass all five parts the first time because I had no fear of the test.
I have no fear of any problem because he once gave us one test over a week. As I stated, we thought he had lost his freaking mind, but I understand. As he stated, my senior, "I only did the things I did because I never want any of my students to fear taking a test.
The professor methods help me to learn EE theory like the back of my hand? It helps me troubleshoot computer problem because I know how a system should work. I work with some guys who only know network routing which is good, but in IT, we work with a system. He can only fix the routing portion of the network. I am able to fix issues from desktop to the window servers.