Career Readiness In High Schools Essay

All children are required to graduate high school, but pursuing higher education is only recommended. While high school curriculum is designed to prepare students for higher education, students learn essential career readiness skills while enrolling in higher education classes. Since students are not obliged to pursue higher education, many students who decide not to continue their education lack the skills necessary for future careers. While some schools hope to implement career readiness for either all their students or for only the students who do not wish to pursue college, other schools do not want to offer career readiness programs as they believe that it offers incentives for students not to attend college. Schools should require all students to take career readiness classes as…

This option encourages all students to strive for further education since the school does not offer any classes that would be repeated in college. Instead, students would understand that attending college would provide them with additional skills needed for them to succeed in the future. In fact, learning these skills in college are even more beneficial as they focus on a certain field of study, teaching students more in-depth skills relating to their preferred area of work, rather than giving students a general overview of all the skills in high school, before students have decided on their future career plans. Despite the benefits, this option promotes failure for the students who are planning on stopping their education after high school. Without an opportunity to even learn about the skills they could be lacking, this option leaves students ignorant to the necessary skills of the workforce, causing these students to lead unsuccessful lives and contributing to an unqualified and uneducated…