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Enzi Calls For More Focus On Vocations

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Jackson Hole’s young people will be numbered among those students returning to college in the next week or two.  However, will their degrees translate into viable careers for them?  With standardized testing and the rigors of “No Child Left Behind,” the availability of career/vocational classes have been declining in high schools with more focus being given to seeking degreed college programs.  Senator Mike Enzi, in Jackson Hole this week, says it may be time to rethink the advice we give our young people.  Enzi says, “We’ve actually built a stigma into anybody who has to get their hands dirty – anybody who wants to earn a trade.”  He visited Sweden recently to see their education system and saw a requirement to go to tech school after graduating from high school before going to college.  That way, he says, everyone has a trade they can fall back on.  Enzi says this country needs to do more of that.  In the process, people may find something they really like to do and then can become very inventive in the vocation. Enzi says at the recent National Boy Scout Jamboree he saw a program sponsored by AWS which is a company that deals with welding where there was a large trailer with eight different stations for boys to try their hands at virtual welding.  A computerized system then would rate the job they did welding two pieces of metal together.  Now, he says that company is supplying the system to all the scout councils nationwide, believing that if young people are exposed to such trades, they might find them to be their life’s calling.  Enzi says, “There are a lot of jobs available  out there that pay very well that we can’t fill right now.”

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