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The Importance of Vocational Education and Tradespeople

There is no doubt that there is a shortage of talent affecting many industries, especially the trade and manufacturing industries. Not only is the unemployment rate taking a toll on these industries, we live in a society that places high value on college degrees, professional career paths and white-collar jobs, and still considers high school diplomas and blue-collar work to be signs of lower status. This perspective is limiting students, our future leaders and our society as a whole.  Not everyone is interested in or good at traditional school subjects like math, biology, and history. Some students and individuals are mechanical or artistic. Some people focus best in a lecture hall while others learn best by doing through a workshop or apprenticeship. There are varied types of intelligence and they are equal value and should be treated as such.

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