Is college the correct choice for your child?
A generation or two ago, the answer to that question would be easily answered by their grade point average. Historically, students that did well in high school went to college, and students that struggled or did not enjoy schooling went off to learn a trade.
Now, though, the answer isn't that simple.
Many well-performing students are deciding to skip the typical path of college classes and going straight into the workforce, pursuing careers in a variety of blue-collar jobs, as well as jobs that were formally believed to be reserved for college graduates.
"I don’t think everyone needs to go to college. With the level of competition to get into college rising, one could argue that it is better for a kid to enter the workforce as soon as possible in their field of interest, as it would be a better opportunity to network. Especially given that most people don’t seem to use their degrees in their actual profession. College is more for networking than it is for actual learning. That is unless you are pursuing a field that requires a degree for certification."