As we march into spring, you may find that your older children are itching to put their studies aside and experience "life!" And if your juniors and seniors are having second thoughts about whether college is really for them at this stage of life, we suggest that you assure them that options other than college are legitimate and worth investigating. This newsletter will help to guide them on their way.
Students interested in entering the marketplace and earning a salary right after they graduate can gain experience in a business establishment, an office environment, or an apprenticeship which will prove educational, challenging, and may ultimately lead to a lifelong career. Some companies are actively seeking motivated high school graduates who are willing to forego college for on-the-job training.
Some high school graduates will want further skills training without attending college. For these students, vocational and technical/trade schools offer certification programs for numerous careers. As...