Last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll focused on education. We asked readers if they consider college to be a prerequisite to success, or if kids should be pointed toward vocational schools to learn job skills. Responses broke out as follows:
“Apprenticeship is still a workable option, even in some technical fields, along with some focused course work.”
“We live in a plutocracy for one thing, and success is dependent on genetics and lucky upbringing more than education, for another. “
“Most definitely, I see a trend where many young people are understandably shunning the traditional college education. Clearly, education is critically important to success; however, with out-of-control increases in college tuition, together with oftentimes poor prospects for employment even after attaining a college degree, many will opt for the vocational education route. There is also a trend for lower-cost, online, nontraditional educational opportunities. There will always be a need for traditional college degrees and advanced degrees. But there will be an increasing number of students who select the vocational/trade school route as a more realistic and more cost-effective pathway to their success. (submitted by a Ph.D. scientist)”
“But will there be any manufacturing jobs left in the USA for vocational training? Time to stop buying Chinese products!”
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