brap: Unfortunately many of these students secured engineering jobs and proceeded to use their experience and expertise to build bridges, highways, and levees to get the fark out of marshmallows and toothpicks Arkansas.
CornFedIowan: It transformed itself from a traditional high school into one consisting of three academies--engineering, communications, and healthcare.So, future graduates of ITT Tech and Hamilton/Kaplan.
Summoner101: But for some reason in this country, that sounds like "common" work thus has a negative stigma.
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Anything that produces more engineers and less MBAs is better for the business world.
poe_zlaw: That's all great, but you cant let them forget about the most important thing of all... Abstinence.
Summoner101: I was watching a program about something like this on CNN (go figure) last night, but it was about apprenticeships in various labor forces after high school. I thought it was pretty interesting how it'd been very successful in Germany and has begun being experimented with here in the US.Honestly, students need more options than being forced into the notion that a four year education is for everyone and the only and best jobs can be gotten with those degrees. If there are companies hurting for workers, people that need jobs that only need the required skills, it seems self evident that encouraging companies to provide the training through apprenticeships would be the best for everyone.But for some reason in this country, that sounds like "common" work thus has a negative stigma.
RogermcAllen: brap: Unfortunately many of these students secured engineering jobs and proceeded to use their experience and expertise to build bridges, highways, and levees to get the fark out of marshmallows and toothpicks Arkansas.FTFY/the only winning move is not to play//you just lost
bborchar: ...starting one's own business...these options have been marginalized in this country...
slayer199: Actually, the fact that they get to choose a path early is pretty innovative. If only it would catch on...
Guntram Shatterhand: Summoner101: But for some reason in this country, that sounds like "common" work thus has a negative stigma.Actually, it's because 'common work' today often means backbreaking work that is being automated and with very small amount of pay and benefits.That said, this seems like a good idea until you reach the point where you run into a flaw with the college-system upon its based: what happens when one of those career fields goes belly-up? I'm sure we need a lot of positions, but this drives down wages. The point of grade school is to make a well-rounded person who can go from one career to another with a minimum of difficulty. Part of the reason this 'academy' (is it a charter school? That opens up another round of problems) exists is to push students into three very different programs that may or may not be needed in the next five to ten years. What do you do with a student who has trained in one particular field for their entire high school career, only to be have no jobs for it?The only difference between an academy like this and college is that you aren't on the hook for a lot of debt. But you're still in an economy with skills that may not be much in demand anymore.I agree that grade school should be more difficult and open to various fields. That's a great idea. But to limit it to fields that just happen to be hiring right now is very short-sighted.
Fark Me To Tears: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier:While I agree with you about the MBA part, I think that the 50 percent of engineering graduates who can't find jobs might disagree with you. Producing more engineers when there's already a glut just drives down wages. Looking back at your comment, however, I realize that you are right -- lower wages for engineers IS better for the business world... although it sucks if you're a low-paid or unemployed engineer.
IntertubeUser: I wish I had something like this growing up.
deadcrickets: So it's more German style. In Germany you would begin interning in what we call high school at a company. You would have the job at that same company after you graduated.
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: This is a terrible idea. They've essentially turned their high school into a 21st century trade school.
Hermit Tard: There is currently a glut of engineers? I know in Australia that engineers are one of (if not the) most in demand graduates in the work force.I find it difficult to believe that 50% of engineering graduates can't find jobs
PapaChester: Every farker are is more intelligent and kind than him.
Hermit Tard: What is so terrible about this?
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