He joins legions of well-schooled millennials bucking the trend of college, taking often dirty but well-paid blue-collar jobs.
Coming out of the shadow of the Great Recession, once-plentiful white-collar jobs are still scarce, many replaced by lower-paid service work.
Mayancela, 20, decided two years ago to start his apprenticeship as a steamfitter.
The Staten Island native graduated with his Advanced Regents diploma, a GPA of 4.0, and in the top five at Staten Island’s Ralph R. McKee Career & Technical Education High School. The best colleges came knocking with scholarships. But Mayancela had other plans. Read More Here