For a long time now, many students have been told by their parents and high school counselors that in order to get a 'good job,' they must attend college. Such pressure often results in anxiety or depression. Technical and vocational career options are rarely discussed and seem to be reserved for students who are "below average."
Let's expand the career options for our students and talk about vocational and technical education programs. Many occupations do not require college.
David McGrath is emeritus English professor at the College of DuPage and makes a compelling argument for the benefit of vocational education programs not only for our students but our economy, which is in need of filling vocational jobs.