Four year college degrees shouldn’t be the only option that kids learn about in school, argues a group of economists and employers that include JPMorgan Chase. The company has started a $75 million program to design and deliver career-focused education in high schools and community colleges. Though skills-oriented schools are sometimes presented as a last resort, the company argues, they prepare students for growing occupations such as radiology and phlebotomy technicians and mechanical maintenance workers.
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