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Career Technical Education High school drop-out. The title that no child grows up wanting, a title all parents fear for their children. As stated on the National Center for Education Statistics website, school drop-out rates in the US have decreased greatly in recent years. Will high school drop-out rates ever cease to exist though? Career technical education programs create better applicants for jobs by increasing job specific training, showing students exactly the kind of work involved, and by providing hands on learning to help keep young adults interested in their education. By providing job specific training, Career technical education, or CTE programs increase the chances of employment directly after high school. Studies in the past …show more content…
As stated by David M. Mupinga, assistant professor in the Industrial Technology Education Department at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana in his article “Consider Vocational-Technical Education for Post-Secondary Education” “Vocational education, also referred to as career technical education, is shorter and cheaper than traditional university education programs, is covered by financial aid, offers a wide-variety of programs, is often more geographically accessible, and in many states, vocational education credits are transferable to degree programs at four-year universities.” (261) This means that vocational college may be a better choice for many students looking to build a career without spending a fortune, moving away from home, and for those who aren’t looking to be in post-secondary school for very …show more content…
Vocational schooling allows them to make mistakes without falling hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt for choosing another major or job path half way through their education. It allows students to test professions before they enter them and ultimately hate their job for the rest of their lives. Career technical education programs in high school are free and let students sample certain jobs without costing anything at all to switch to another program. They are also given room for growth.
Vocational schools and career technical education programs are often overlooked due to the recent increase of pressure to lean towards universities after receiving a high school diploma from teachers, parents, and friends. Career technical education is an important subject because it is useful to both high school and undergraduate students. It allows students to test their possible careers, experience kinesthetic learning, and also provides actual career

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