Technical Schools Create Pathway To In-Demand Careers
North American Precis Syndicate
For many young people today, the road to success leads through a technical school education. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—When it comes to higher education, one size does not fit
all. Every student is wired differently. For some, a four-year college degree
may be ideal, but for others, a technical training program may be the best
There is growing recognition that hands-on professionals are increasingly
valuable and in demand. Companies of all stripes—including WD-40
Company and 11 other transportation industry partners—are stepping up
to the plate to support groups like TechForce
Foundation, whose mission is to champion students through their education and
into careers as professional technicians.
“Our goal is to support naturally skilled tactile learners with
tools and resources—like after-school programs, clubs and activities,
mentors and experiences—that allow them to engage with the quickly
growing and highly technical world of vehicle technology,” said
Jennifer Maher, CEO and executive director of TechForce
Foundation. “These tools and resources will also allow their parents
and influencers to understand there are promising technical career
opportunities that they may not have considered.”
Technical schools offer numerous benefits:
A Path to Success: Technical
and vocational schools match unique talents with the ways that some students
learn and thrive. TechForce Foundation is a
nonprofit organization that offers a learning style test to tell if a
technical school is right for a particular student.
Access to Jobs: According to
the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the automotive industry alone will need
nearly 76,000 additional technicians in the future to make up for those who
will soon age out of the workforce, meaning graduates from automotive
technical schools will be in demand.
Focus on Technology: With
approximately 100 million lines of code, most vehicles today are computers on
wheels. Today’s technicians must use critical analytical and diagnostic
skills that are steeped in science, technology, engineering and math.
For more information about finding, funding or attending a technical
school, visit www.techforcefoundation.org.
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