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 “real world” 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