Essay on Graduation Speech : Trade School

832 Words Jul 20th, 2015 4 Pages
Trade School Throughout middle school, I remember my teachers telling the me, “If you study hard and go to college you’ll have a nice, well paid, job waiting for you after you graduate.” This was not taught as a suggestion or an option, but as a fact. As if this was the only way to be successful in life. Up until my senior year in high school, every teacher I had supported that idea. “College is the only way to get a job,” was what they kept preaching to my class. Because of this, the entire senior class at my high school planned on going to college. There were only one or two students who did not feel like they needed to go to school. The harmful thing about this brainwashing was that a majority of the students didn’t even know what they wanted to go to college for. They were just going because they were told it’s the only option.
It wasn’t until I started my freshman year of college when I saw that some of the friends I made that had already graduated, couldn’t find a job. This confused me. Seeing graduated people without jobs made me question if college really got you a job or not. I was curious if there was a better, less expensive, choice that could lead to a better chance of getting a job.
After a while of talking to people who have graduated from college and people who haven’t, I discovered trade and vocational schools. These schools are schooling systems that are specifically designed for one occupation. They’re built with curriculums that solely meant to teach and…

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