A Blog post about students not interested in going to college

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What’s collegiate about uneducated kids? In today’s world, education is a necessity rather than an option. With so many opportunities available and the potential for success at hand, why would any student choose another path other than pursuing higher studies or vocational training after high school graduation? The answer might be in lack of knowledge about career paths, not having enough resources to support further education goals; either way it is a concern as more number of students today are uninterested in college.

So why don’t these kids see the value and potential for higher learning that their parents didn’t have? In some cases, poverty has limited access to educational opportunities even though children may show an interest or aptitude towards academia; lack of resources such as tutoring, extra curricular activities, field trips makes college seem a distant dream.

In addition ,the social stigma around certain vocations like plumbing and auto mechanics, have made these trades less desirable to aspiring students in earlier generations than today’s; where many of the ‘traditional’ jobs may be scarce or low pay, blue collar work is often overlooked as a viable career path. The future can definitely look brighter for those who choose college but it takes an informed decision making process by kids and their parents in order to make that happen; better awareness of educational opportunities should be made available both at the high school level, through colleges or vocational training centers – with special attention paid towards providing resources so our youth can acquire skills necessary for success.

Ultimately however students need motivation to pursue higher education that comes from within; some may choose college later in their life after gaining more knowledge of the career options available, but this should not be an excuse or acceptance by default towards a non-college track. A better informed student is likely one who will make it further downstream in the educational and job marketplaces so making sure students from across all social circles have access to sufficient information should begin at least before graduation day comes nearer; if only as a contingency plan even, since no prediction or hope of college admission success can be guaranteed – especially when youthful interests may not align with long term career possibilities.

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