Take Note: Career & Technical Education Provides Another Pathway to Success

Aug 28, 2015

Manpower Group 2014 image Vocational Skills poster featuring high demand jobs.

In the United States, about 33 percent of young adults earn a 4-year college degree by age 27. The push in recent few years has centered around encouraging every young person in America to go to college as the pathway to the middle class.  But some experts say we place too much emphasis on a college education and that career and technical schools provide another pathway to success.  Patty Satalia talks about that with Dr. David Passmore, a distinguished professor of Workforce Education and Development at Penn State, and Dr. Richard Makin, president of Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology.