Vocational education needed more than ever

The wealthiest nations of the world are hard pressed to find enough skilled workers (“Wealthy Nations Compete To Lure Foreign Workers,” The New York Times, Nov. 24). The U.S. is in need because it does not accord vocational education the respect it deserves.

We continue to tell young people that they have a bleak future unless they go to college.  Once there, too many major in subjects that leave them unprepared for the jobs most in demand.  Other countries, like Germany, have long given vocational education great attention. As a result, Germany has a very low unemployment rate for young people.

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