On June 15, as part of a White House event, President Donald Trump signed the Apprenticeship & Workforce of Tomorrow executive order, which designates resources to go to vocational training programs and aims to remove restrictions that have prevented industries, including HVAC, from creating apprenticeships.
As I’m writing this, the Diane Rehm Show on National Public Radio (NPR) has just aired a segment called “Who Benefits from College and Why.” One major component was who should go to college and who should go into a trade.
There is usually extreme pressure on high school counselors to get a high percentage of graduating students into college. To tell a student not to go on to college would call for diplomacy. To help in the diplomacy effort, it is important that the vocational tracks offered are shown in a favorable light.