Bringing Value Back to Vocational Education

June 03, 2015

Contractor and television host Kayleen McCabe writes about her talk this past spring at NARI’s Spring Business Meeting on how trade schools are underrepresented as viable options for the nation’s brightest high school students.

“I’ve met so many people who attended four-year colleges because it’s the so-called respectable thing to do – only to change their minds later and become a contractor or electrician or plumber,” McCabe writes. “Sometimes this trial and error cost them a lifetime’s worth of student debt. It’s an expensive cultural lie that’s not only hurting individuals, but hurting America’s labor force.”

Read the full blog post at NARI.

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