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Opinion: Alternatives to College

Angel Cantu, Staff Reporter

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During senior year, schools push for kids to go to college, rushing them to become accepted. But what if you don’t want to go to college, or maybe you want to go and do something else but are not provided the alternatives to college in school?

But why is that? What are alternatives to college? Why would I be interested in going into something other than college? Those are great questions that should be asked by high school kids of this generation because of how expensive college is becoming.

Alternatives to college does not necessarily mean not going to some sort of school, or just not going to school at all. What we mean is going and getting an entry level job or going to trade school.

Being able to work up experience before college might help people have a fall back option just in case college does not work. Having something more to put on your resume other than just part time jobs might help the chances of being hired if you drop out of college or take a break.

Alongside this, having prior experience after graduating can give you an advantage for getting hired. If they see that you were able to hold a job they might consider you more than someone who has not had a job at all. If you build your credibility, it will be easier later in life when you need or are looking for a job.

Trade school is also a great alternative to college. If you are interested in trade schools, go and pursue that passion. Trade jobs in this day and age are going to be free and opened with the baby boomers retiring. They need people to go into trades and fill those positions because schools have been pushing students toward colleges and nothing else.

With alternatives like this, making a living is becoming an easier feat to achieve in this country, it just takes a little research to find out whats right for you.

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