Does Everyone Need College For High-Paying Jobs? Here’s The ‘Middle Skills’ Option

January 22, 2016

By Jenny Brundin, Colorado Public Radio | January 19, 2016

Colorado Public RadionGo into any school — any kindergarten classroom for that matter — and you see the banners: Harvard, CU Boulder, Colorado State, School of Mines. The four-year college mantra is deeply embedded in the Colorado and American psyche. But what if that’s not the right destination for a high school graduate? What if there was a way for them to focus on science, technology, engineering and math jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree?