Note how close the unemployment rate is to those with a bachelors degree. A "2-year degree, occupational" trains you to do a specific job. This statistic should be one that schools, teachers and counselors shout from the rooftops!!
I went to a C.C. to get, quite frankly, some confidence that I could do college. I was not a good student in high school. I went into the Marine Corps for 4 years. After I got out I knew I wanted to go to college but thought for a variety of reasons I could not cut it. We can get caught up in our insecurities to our detriment.
Turns out to succeed in college all you need is some self-discipline, perseverance, a willingness to ask questions and a desire to find the answers. Who would have thunk'?
Anyway, props to the C.C. system and I hope you get the attention you deserve.
|Source: The Upshot at NYTIMES|