Vocational high school programs an option for teens
U.S. News & World Report - 10/20/2014
Once considered by some as a dumping ground for underachieving students, vocational programs at some public high schools offer many more opportunities than those of yesteryear.
“Nowadays it is completely different,” says Kim Curry, dean of admissions at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. “The kids are fighting tooth and nail to come here.”
The interest in career-tech in Massachusetts is not unique to Monty Tech, as it is known. At least 3,500 students have been placed on waiting lists for entrance into public vocational schools in Massachusetts in the past two years, according to a survey conducted by the Northeastern University School of Law,The Boston Globe reported.