Vocational schools lead to good jobs

Starting salaries about $45,000, no college tuition, no student debt. That is why more and more kids are deciding to go to vocational schools instead of traditional schools.

“I can make as much money as someone going to college, coming straight out of high school, and I don’t have to pay for college loans or anything like that,” said a student at Pathfinder Regional, a Massachusetts vo-tech school.

Kids used to go to college to avoid working minimum-wage jobs in factories. But nowadays kids are going to vocational school to get high-tech factory jobs working with computer programs and robotics.

A couple of weeks ago I noted a Wall Street Journal report that there were 284,000 college graduates in minimum wage jobs in 2012. That’s not a problem for Pathfinder Regional graduates. Every one of them found a good job.