I left Yankee Station in April, 1968. I had Navy training on Electronics. When I got home I had no formal college. I was able to hire in as a maintenance electrician apprenticeship. I worked for five years and applied for an Assoc. Electrical Eng. but I had to go to a six month grueling company school that after graduation the company looked upon as an Associate Degree.
From there I worked within the power grid for 25 yrs. and became the companies first non degreed Engineering Unit Supervisor. Could I do that again? Not in a million years! Now, I would have to have the Associates Degree just to get an interview and a four year degree to even be considered for supervisor's job.