I had the pleasure of listening to a man from Michigan Institute for Aviation Technology speak to high school juniors this morning. What a great opportunity for our kids to see some of the great paying options for careers that do NOT require a 4 year college degree!
I think we do a really good job of telling college bound students how, what, when, where, to get them on the path to their future. Unfortunately, all students are NOT college bound. I see those kids get lost in the shuffle, thinking because college is not for them, they have no other opportunities or options.
If a kid can go to an 8 month long program, spend about 10 grand, and get a job paying 5o grand a year, why wouldn't we encourage them to explore that route?