As we’ve suggested, Aretha Franklin didn’t need college to get “Respect.” Gordon Ramsay didn’t need college to become a chef. Walt Disney didn’t need college to create Mickey Mouse.
But they did need training.
Potoff Private Philanthropy believes career and skills-based technical education (CTE) are a good investment for the student who wishes to earn competitive wages and gain experience and maturity immediately after graduating from high school. Work experience helps to refine the career path allowing CTE graduates to continue their education to obtain a college degree in less time with little or no debt. The education to work landscape is changing rapidly and our goal is to widen the pathway to meaningful work and economic security.
Career fields such as cybersecurity, welding, fashion design, the culinary arts, automotive, aviation technology, pharmacy, EMTs and health related careers, carpentry, construction, cosmetology, robotics, and aerospace all have the potential to generate important resources that give the skills-based student an advantage in the pursuit of ongoing educational opportunities coupled with real-world experience and the maturity it provides.
To learn more about CTE and its impact, click here.
For additional resources on CTE, click here.
If you are thinking about possible options to help the youth you are guiding, please get in contact with us. We are offering opportunities and programs for young people to find their path after High School. Get all the information you need, let us help you!
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