Tomblin stresses post-high school education

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It is a common saying.

“College is not for everyone.” But that old thought becomes a little more misleading each year.

Every young person may not need a traditional four-year bachelor’s degree to build a successful career. But almost all will need more than a high school diploma, and for many, that will mean some form of college study or advanced training.

Sadly, only about 60 percent of West Virginia high school graduates pursue additional education, and 20 percent of high school freshmen drop out before even getting a diploma.

That leaves far too many young people unprepared for the jobs of today and certainly the jobs of tomorrow.

Last week, Gov. Earl Tomblin visited Wayne High School to stress the importance of post high-school education or training.

The governor pointed out that there are a wide variety of education and training options available across the state…

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