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Vocational Schools Report Uptick in Interest as Traditional College Gets Pricier

September 8, 2022 | njspotlightnews.org




It appears education for skilled trades is making a comeback among high school students. Vocational schools report they are seeing an uptick in demand. It’s an appealing alternative to the four-year college experience that’s left too many saddled with burdensome debt and few, low-paying career prospects.


NJ SEED: After decades of persuasion that everyone must have a college education, the ever rising cost of a four degree is driving more students to seek alternatives. Too many college majors such as Cryptozoology, Bicycle Design, and Leisure Studies fail to adequately prepare students for productive careers. Vocational education prepares students to meet the needs of the market place while receiving lucrative employment.

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