For students who prefer working with their hands, schools need to focus on vocational and technological training (CTE) at the high school level which prepares them for the growing high skilled labor force we need in the area. We should also teach students who learn best by repetition something vastly needed today which is: “How to earn a solid living with a skill, a little business sense, and a good ole-fashioned tool belt.”

I have been a steadfast supporter of technical schools and having high school students attend tech when they and their parents are convinced that technical training is what they need to succeed.