High school senior and Career Technical Education (CTE) student Austin Kocian recently published a guest editorial in a local newspaper to voice support for academic and technical learning through CTE and to counter the notion that all students should earn a four-year degree after high school.
From a student perspective, Kocian finds that the integration of academic and â€œreal worldâ€ skills provided by CTE is critical to student success after high school. He notes that while some organizations and institutions still push all students to attain a four-year postsecondary degree, students should also consider 2-year degrees or credentials as equally valuable options.
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Kara Herbertson, Education Policy Analyst