by Nancy DeWitt, Owner, Patriot Pest & Termite Control
There’s more to life than getting a four-year degree.
This is the right path for many students as they finish their high school years, but it’s impractical or unnecessary for others, especially when they’ve committed to learning a trade profession or already have by the time they graduate.
Plumbers, electricians, construction workers, medical techs, public safety responders, mechanics, pest control technicians and many more workers provide essential services and can earn $50,000 or more a year.
Most of these jobs require some training or a two-year degree, but it likely will cost much less than the oppressive expense of a university’s tuition.
In many cases, students can begin their journey to a well-paying career while still in high school at campuses like Mountain Institute CTED and Yavapai College’s Career and Technical Education Center, which are open to district, charter or homeschooled students.
Extracurricular clubs like FFA, 4-H, JROTC, SkillsUSA and others also can be gateways to picking up valuable skills for professional trades.
We’re here to cheer on every student who chooses this admirable path toward a satisfying career! And we’re proud to sponsor Prescott LIVING’s Education Section and offer a window of opportunity for students of all ages.
In each issue it provides a comprehensive guide to the public, charter and private schools available for them from kindergarten through postgraduate studies, along with several articles about education in Greater Prescott and pointers toward school success.