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I have found that many people feel the same way that I do. Why do we tell our children coming out of high school to dive right back into school? For one, most teenagers don’t even have a clue what they want to do with their personal lives, let alone career paths. We are either putting ourselves as parents in massive debt or inflicting massive debt on our children. Imagine the pressure this puts on your child to complete a course and to only find out they don’t even want to do that moving forward. Some just forge forward and finish their schooling. Then when out of school they hate what they are doing or have trouble finding something that they will hate doing.
I truly believe companies and schools should have internships that students have to work a full year at before they can even apply for any type of funding. I know they have internships during school that have great success, but that has already weeded out the young adults that have dropped out of school already. I think this would allow families to not be in massive debt until they know what they want to do. In a perfect world maybe they would be working towards enough money to put towards their student loan.
The world is changing all around us everyday but debt seems to get higher and higher. Schools are more expensive and more expensive. I would love to see debt free training programs for all, even the unemployed. Most of the unemployed are people who have gone through school and not landed on the career paths they felt were their dream.
I have seen it time and time again, once they are beat down, many don’t come back from it. There are all kinds of reasons, having kids to early, family tragedy, health, or even just simply losing a job. They look at their debt and just give up. They decide they will just go work at the local grocery store or factory, make some money but are never able to get their goals from their dreams growing up.
I think the world is changing and I think more and more people are figuring out what they offer debt free. Imagine this, children who have passions they love. Video games, cell phones, apps for everything, sports well you get the picture. What if someone wanted to be a doctor, what if they did a debt free training program and earned the money they needed for schooling by using the passions they love. How many more quality doctors or specialised people, do you think would succeed if they had the money to pay for it without being in debt?
There are only a select amount of people who actually succeed in their fields graduating from school. There maybe a young adult who couldn’t make it through school who could be the greatest doctor or scientist ever. We will never know. I believe if we offered other options for people to get debt free training programs, especially for the unemployed, we would have much more success at putting children through school and not be buried in debt. Some will realize their own dreams and continue having businesses of their own and may go to school later in life. But at least they had a choice.
write by Samuel Plummer