By Todd R. Hansen
An automobile manual requires reading skills that are higher than entry-level college abilities – and it is layered in technology, math and other academic competence.
But a future auto mechanic does not necessarily need to go to college. The same can be true for nursing and other medical professions.
In fact, there is a growing number of high-paying job and career opportunities for which the traditional college education is not required, but they do require skills that need a more rigorous academic platform than offered right now at traditional high schools.