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Mrs. Elizabeth Feltey
College Is Not for Everyone
Should every American go to college? Everyone is not college material. A lot of students go to college and realize that college is not for them. College takes a lot of time and dedication for students. It is hard for some students to juggle school and work at the same time. School is not for everyone when it comes to the academic and pre- requirements that colleges ask students to take for some of the degrees out there. Therefore, school is not for everyone. There are other options to be successful in today’s world. There are other ways to make a living without a degree, there are trade school and networking that can lead to a successful career for many American out here.
Trade schools offer people the opportunity to make a good living without attending a traditional college. “Some work can be learned on the job or from trade school. We need folk lift drivers, factory workers, sale clerks and cashiers. (Pharinet 680).” There are trade schools for different trades like plumbing, cosmetology, and even allied health jobs. These schools take six months to a year and a half, depending on what that person is going to learn. Trade schools are hands- on learning and little book work, so there is less stress there than in college. For example, I am a license cosmetologist, I went to a trade school to get my knowledge about cosmetology. It is a good career to get you started. I got thought school in twelve months, I had to get so many hours to complete and test out of particles. Cosmetology school teach me about hair, skin and nails and it was a lot of hands on work such as cutting, coloring, nails and more. We also had theory and learned out the book.
Networking is another way of being successful in a career. Networking can allow someone to work their way up into different levels of positions without a college degree. People who start in a company as an associate can move up to management level and up. People who works for companies such as Wal-Mart can move up, I have a friend who has been working for Wal-Mart for at least six years and moved up after his fourth year there. Now he has his own store in Hammond where he is the general manager there. So, a college education is not really not needed for a good career. For example, my friend Mike, has a good job working as a lineman. Mike did not go to school for his job, he learned from his mentor Bob that he knew from hurricane Katrina. Bob told Mike to call him when he turned eighteen years old, if Mike was still interested in the job of becoming a lineman.
Trade schools are “Higher education is not the key to happiness and success for every person. (Pharinet 680).” That trade schools and networking can lead to a good career also, instead of spending thousands of dollars on a college education.
Pharinet. Is College for Everyone?. AssocitatedContent.com. August 25,2007. Practical Argument. Pp. 680.