As a homeschooling mama, my long range view is ever toward my children’s futures. I want to make decisions to allow my sons to utilize their potential and achieve their goals and dreams. But, as the years creep closer to the day when I will no longer be my children’s primary educator, I am faced with deciding what avenues of later education I should encourage my son’s to pursue (knowing all the while that the ultimate decision is really not mine).
The choices were easier in centuries past. Poorer families could continue on with subsistence farming on their Lord’s property or perhaps be lucky enough to be sold into an apprenticeship to learn a trade. There were no wages during the time of apprenticeship, but a solid career awaited at the end of training. Richer families became scientists, poets, or just rich hangers on at various Courts. They could also manage their lands and go hunting, perhaps taking some of the poorer subsistence farmers along as guides for the day. There were no middle classes to speak of.
It would have been much easier to choose a path in those days, but the options were (especially for the poorer families) somewhat grim. Now, we have a plethora of options available to our youth, but we tend to only recognize one, the four year college education.
Please go to Molly Green Magazine to read the entire article.
Does your community have a Technical College? Do you plan to utilize it?
Till next time,
One thought on “Technical Colleges: A Solid Choice For Higher Education”
As our boys get older, I would really like to encourage them to take some classes at the local community college while in high school. As to whether they will continue on with a particular path, that remains yet to be seen. (They are pretty young right now.) Our goal has been to make sure they have a solid foundation in academics, encourage higher education, but not stress any particular path. I think at least one would do well in a Technical College setting.