PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 


November 14 - November 20, 2011

In today’s economy, what path would you advise next for a new high school graduate?


Answers Votes
4-year college 54%
2-year college 18%
Trade school 12%
Work full time; defer additional education. 15%


Suggest a topic

   

Tagged categories: Economy

Comment from Ken Sisco, (11/14/2011, 2:58 AM)

An option would be to enlist in military, and pursue education after enlistment.


Comment from Catherine Brooks, (11/14/2011, 11:49 AM)

Two year college is a stepping stone for 4 year college. Funding or lack of confidence is often the deterrent for kids to further their education. My son thought for 15 years that he could not cut it in a 4 year college. Yet, at age 35, he is taking classes funded by grants for people laid off. He is excited to discover he can learn at his own pace while exploring different subjects. He may move into the Trades or go on to a 4 year college. I think those two options are rarely discussed with kids in 4 year colleges. They expect high-salary jobs upon graduation. That isn't realistic in our present economy.


Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (11/15/2011, 8:08 AM)

Really, it depends on the person. 4-year college, 2-year college (with option of transfer to a 4-year) Trades, straight to work and the military are all viable options which can result in a good living. Going straight to a 4-year school is the most expensive and probably riskiest option financially. Student loans pile up fast - Universities have gotten amazingly expensive with fat bankrolls paid for by student debt.


Comment from Ron Cros, (11/15/2011, 12:46 PM)

Even though I feel a 4 year college is the best path, not all people can take that route, and for many different reasons. If money is no problem and you have the grades than it is a no brain-er. If you don't like school and haven't perform well in school, a trade or the military might work, however the military's standards have gone up quite a bit.


Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Truss bridge treated with Termarust's (HR CSA) in 1995. This highway & rail truss bridge is still stable and there still is no active corrosion.


Polygon
POLYGON - Temporary Humidity Control

We specialize in innovative climate control solutions for industrial painting, utilizing alternative energy sources and combining desiccants with heating or cooling.


Empire Scaffold
Work with a scaffold company you can trust

Empire Scaffold is a full-service scaffold company providing specialized, on-site support for the life of the project, with products & experience to keep your projects up & running, safely.


PreTox Products - NexTec, Inc.
GOT LEAD? Specify Pretox System products

The ONLY Lead Stabilizer Compatible with All Paint Removal Methods. Works with all Blast Media: Grits | Recyclable Abrasives | CO2 | Water | Power Tools | Etc. Call Dave Steffen at 800.338.8296.


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rush inhibitor prevents flash rust by removing surface contaminants.
Contact us for your nearest distributor. (800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


Novetas Solutions
Number 1 Crushed Glass Abrasive in America!

6 NEW plants coast to coast! Safe for environment, 100% recycled glass. White Metal Finish! No unsafe toxins like Beryllium & Arsenic!
Call 866-775-6226


Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment

  •  
     
     
    Technology Publishing

    The Technology Publishing Network

    The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
    Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

     
    EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
    REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
    MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
     

    © Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
    2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com