Our country has changed so quickly in the last 25 years. When I was in school, everybody wanted to hire people that had a college education. My maternal grandparents insisted that all five of their kids receive college educations. Therefore, the grandchildren had to go to college. I received my Bachelors and have taken many other college classes. Education really is a cornerstone to a successful life. However, I am not sure it has to be a college education. According to the internet article “Coming Soon:Career Tech Education for a Younger Crowd” by Amy Hansen, “120,000 high school students take part in some type of vocational education classes every year.” Just think about it.
Recently, Ohio Governor John Kasich sent a public message that schools should start allowing junior high students take vocational or Career Tech classes. The way the youth are able to multitask I think vocational or career tech classes would be a great way for junior high students want to stay in school. Unfortunately, we are loosing our kids in the traditional school world. It seems more and more kids want to be home schooled today.
Perhaps, if our education programs offer hands on technical education programs, the students will want to stay in school. By learning a skilled trade early on, not only can our youth work, but later on also attend college to improve their skills.
Career Tech classes in middle school just might be the jump start this country needs to help our economy.
stateimpact.npr.org/Coming Soon:CareerTechEducationForAYoungerCrowd” by Amy Hansen