Friday, December 13, 2013

Blog #10


There are a myriad roots to success in this world and millions of people looking to make their way through them.  However, In America, people are made to see only a few of them.  The educational pathways that lead to success should open up to all forms of educations and jobs but these pathways have been streamlined to lead all people down the path of college education.  One pathway that has been laid to waste is the vocational pathway.  The government has cut down on programs that help young students learn about skilled labor jobs and society has given a stigma to those who choose to enter this pathway.  This has resulted in labor shortages with high wages for workers and skyrocketing unemployment rates for the abundance of college graduates.  As the government, and students, move away from the vocational pathway, it has fallen into disrepair.  Schools no longer have good relations with employers to produce relevant degrees and internship programs.  Without financial backing from the government these issues cannot be resolved.  Therefore, more emphasis needs to be put on opening up the vocational pathway and redesigning the trade schools to better suit societal needs.  These schools could take on structure as Sweden's Post Secondary Vocational education which essentially makes a hybrid system of traditional education and degree training.

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