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Posted December 05, 2016 by

Value of vocational degrees: Preparing the workforce for all occupations

College or vocational degreeContributing writer Ted Bauer

Recently, we have heard a lot of arguments that the college degree is essentially the new high school degree. (Some even believe that, within 5-10 years, a graduate degree will be the new college degree.) As more people pursue four-year degrees, they’re accruing debt. As they do so, they enter a job market where wages aren’t rising that much.  

Student loans have become a crisis in some respects, and this is happening at a time when many wages are stagnant or falling. As such, there’s been an increased focus on the value of vocational and technical degrees. In fact, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner appeared at a ReCode event in late November and said the U.S. cares too much about four-year degrees. He adds:   (more…)

Posted September 29, 2014 by

Need a Vocation? Information If You’re Considering Vocational School

If you are a high school or college student looking for an opportunity to learn a new skill that can lead to a career, then going to vocational school may be a good option for you.  The following infographic takes a look at the past and present of vocational education, the benefits it has to offer, and more. (more…)

Posted April 23, 2013 by

Vocational Education can Reduce College Dropout Rate

In order to achieve professional goals in 2013, most people will need to get a quality college education.  Unfortunately, according to the following post, too many students in the United States are not finishing school.  However, vocational learning may be able to change this outcome.

Every school day, 7000 kids drop out of school. Not graduating from high school costs the students and our economy as a whole. The average annual income for a high school dropout in 2009 was $19,540, while a high school graduate made on average $27,380 per year. ~Info via Takepart.com Citing a very insightful study by Harvard.edu

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Vocational Education can Reduce College Dropout Rate [Infographic]