Sick and tired of your job? How about a job in electronics?


Well isn’t this a peach of an advert? The men-folk of 1970 had a great opportunity to turn their hands to the emerging field of electronics, and what better way to entice them than a comic strip showing how much better life could be with those extra skills!

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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One thought on “Sick and tired of your job? How about a job in electronics?

  1. I remember seeing those and many other similar ads from different “Institutes” when I was in high school (late 1970s). Essentially you get a 2-year associates degree which helps you get a job in the industry as a tech. Can’t really complain there.

    I was more ambitious, however, when I was in high school. I wanted to be an Electrical Engineer. Despite that I was at a crossroads in my senior year in high school: do I go for a 4-year degree at my local University or do I go to this local tech institute that just opened up and get an Associates in electronics? If I took the two-year route I could then work in electronics and use that money to go to the University and get my EE degree. This second route would mean it would take me six years or more to get my BSEE so I went to the University.

    The interesting thing is, about half-way into my sophomore year, that local institute went bankrupt and many of the students there never got their degree including me, if I went the different route. I dodged a bullet there. Whew! (I see that CIE is still in business, that’s good).

    I did get my BS degree but in Computer Engineering instead of Electrical Engineering. Best of both worlds, really. Both degrees came from the EE department and I learned both electrical design as well as computer design and computer programming.

    Another route I could have taken and yet I did not consider it was to get a Associates from the local Community College. It was in business for 18 years at the time and it is still going strong today, 25 years later. I think I didn’t consider it because I was under the impression they only taught people welding, truck driving and other tradesman skills. They did a lot more but I think the real reason I dismissed the place is I really REALLY wanted that Bachelors degree.

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