Gone are the days when students with limited interest in pursuing higher education comprised the majority of students in shop class, reports the GateHouse News Service: More and more, voc-ed programs seem to be attracting students who see technical studies as a building block to their future. While the programs still prepare hundreds of young men and women for careers in the trades, more and more are opting to continue their education after high school. Last year, 71 percent of the graduating class from the Vocational Technical Studies Program at Plymouth South High School in Massachusetts went on to attend...

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