Opportunity occupations: Why we shouldn’t only push four-year degrees


Fed Communities Staff


Coleena Ali, vice president of resident services, Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority

We’ve been told so many years that the road to success, the key to success, was to get a college degree. And when we talked about a college degree, of course, we’re talking about go four years, and if you can get your Master’s. Well, the fact remains it doesn’t always work. It’s not the right thing to do for everyone. And when we keep promoting four year degrees and above only, then that leaves a number of jobs that are unfilled. And that also for a lot of people feeling that if they can’t go to college, “Well, is there success for me? Is there a place for me? Where do I go?”

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