Research + News | Topic: Vocation
Jul 23, 2019
What Should I Do After High School?
Greg Forster answers the following questions:
What would you say to someone who doesn’t have a clear idea of their vocation after graduating high school? Go on to college and pick a generic degree? Trade school? Gap year? Something else?
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Jul 8, 2019
All School And No Work Becoming The Norm For American Teens
From the article:
“Many factors are at play in the decline of teen labor force participation, including increased school enrollment, seasonal employment, decreased returns to work, reduced demand for low-wage work, minimum wage hikes, and competition from older workers or immigrants. Time pressure is another driver of reduced teen participation. Teens have many demands on their time and those demands fundamentally differ between the academic year and summer.”
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Jun 17, 2019
Making The Most Of College: Business, Balance, And Learning To Live
Have you decided on the limits of your career? Read the article here.
Jun 13, 2019
Why ‘Follow Your Passions’ Is Bad Advice For Graduates
Four countercultural insights for outgoing students. Read the article here.
May 15, 2019
Millennials Bring Ambition And Optimism To Their Work
It’s graduation season again, and as more members of Gen Z transition out of high school and into their college years, they’ll do so with high expectations for their future careers. Read the article here.
Apr 2, 2019
What Do Young Americans Really Think About Trade School?
There has been a gradual decline over the past few years in students enrolling in occupational education programs, trade schools, and apprenticeships. Read the article here.
Mar 7, 2019
The Stigma Of Choosing Trade School Over College
When college is held up as the one true path to success, parents—especially highly educated ones—might worry when their children opt for vocational school instead. Read the article here.
Aug 14, 2018
What I Learned In Secretarial School
There are many paths to discipline and confidence. I typed my way there. Read the rest of the article here.
Jun 25, 2018
3 Reasons That Career And Technical Education Doesn’t Preclude College
Confronting some misconceptions about future learners.
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Mar 5, 2018
Why An Honors Student Wants To Skip College And Go To Trade School
As worries about student debt rise, states and businesses increasingly push faster, cheaper paths to the workplace; parents are stumped. Read the article here.