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Tyler Trout, who graduated from Whiteland Community High School in 2013, decided to enter the workforce instead of college. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Tyler Trout, who graduated from Whiteland Community High School in 2013, decided to enter the workforce instead of college. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


A year after graduating high school, Tyler Trout still believes going straight to work and not to college was the best decision he could make.

Trout, 19, graduated from Whiteland Community High School in spring 2013 and joined several hundred other local graduates who decide each year not to go to college.

Right now, he lives with his parents and makes about $20,000 per year as a welder with Lanham and Sons Mechanical Inc. in Whiteland. But if he receives more advanced training and certifications in welding, plumbing and other skills over the next five years, he thinks he’ll start making more money, eventually about $70,000 per year.

 

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