Thursday, November 17, 2016

A case mounts for vocational education - Jarrett Carter, Education Dive

The Atlantic asks "is college really necessary" for a generation of high school graduates who will face crushing student loan debt, low job prospects and growing opportunities in vocational training. Students can obtain skills and professional insight around jobs and trades that most fit their interests, a notion that aligns with a recent Gallup poll revealing that just 14% of Americans believe that college makes graduates workforce ready. In fields like agriculture, manufacturing and certain service professions, there is little need for a credential or professional pathway beyond working in the actual marketplace and learning from working professionals.

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