John Florez: Technical training critical for new economy

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  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    Feb. 25, 2012 11:52 a.m.

    It's also important to realize that college education is valuable for more than just job training. Higher education is also great preparation for parenthood, citizenship, artistic appreciation, sensitivity, creativity, and leadership.

  • Earl Sandy, UT
    Feb. 25, 2012 9:26 a.m.

    Mr. Florez has put his finger on a key problem with our educational system. The emphasis on a college education in this economy applies to some students but hardly all, or even a majority of them. In fact, I've tried to instill in my own children that they learn a valuable trade first before pursuing a college education. That's what I would suggest to our lawmakers, that every student become proficient in some skill or trade before moving on to a college curriculum.