By Chase Stevens ’12
What’s the next step in life after high school?
For most kids, they would say a four year university.
However, this path in life isn’t for everyone.
For example, one could enroll in a trade school.
While many people see vocational schools as places for the dumb, the dropouts and the non-college bound, they are actually a good place to learn a new job.
There is currently a great demand for jobs such as welding, electricians and other jobs that could be learned at a vocational school.
According to an article titled “Vocational Education Myths and Realities” by Michael E. Wonacott, only 30 percent of teenagers are academically competent enough to obtain a four year degree.