Vocational education is making a comeback – not as a fallback option for high school dropouts but as a means of boosting the economy. These schools simulate workplaces, from time cards, promotion opportunities, to random drug testing. Administrators believe that this structure will get future employers to take technical students as serious, competitive applicants. This article discusses the nation’s shift in focus from presenting college as the only respectable path after high school to demonstrating that a technical education provides a hands-on education and tools directly applicable to a thriving career.
Click here to read this article by Dana Goldstein.