By Megha Goel “They teach you how other people think, during your most productive years. It kills creativity. Makes people into bozos,” said Steve Jobs. Jobs, co-founder of one of […]
By Megha Goel
“They teach you how other people think, during your most productive years. It kills creativity. Makes people into bozos,” said Steve Jobs. Jobs, co-founder of one of the World’s most recognized brands, Apple, didn’t come from a technology background. He dropped out of college, helped his father in repair work, and rebuilt motor parts, which sparked his interest in electronics.
College isn’t for everybody. The traditional four-year college experience, said to be the ultimate post-high school goal, might not be the best fit for all. The July 9, EYEJ Speaks episode entitled Investing In Your Future brought together an impressive panel of educators, entrepreneurs, and skilled tradesmen to discuss if college degrees are a key for success or should the society offer students alternative pathways to a thriving future. Led by Casey Morris, Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft; the panel included awesome keynotes from:
The discussion kicked off with Katie Ross highlighting the close relationship between the theme, Investing In Your Future, with EYEJ’s mission of empowering the youth. EYEJ believes that education comes in many forms and there’s no one path to success. “Intelligence is not confined to academics and everyone excels in their own way. EYEJ incorporates alternative education options and gives the students access and resources to explore what they would really like to do. And if it’s not going to college, it’s completely okay.” Some of the other program highlights include:
Our youth representative Frank Austin shared how trade school and not the traditional college worked well for him. “I was passionate about automobiles since my childhood and knew that I wanted to make a career in the same. Going to trade school gave me hands-on experience and started working immediately after.”
To view the full episode of EYEJ Speaks on Investing In Your Future, visit our Facebook page. Exploring Violence is the next episode of the Facebook Live discussion series taking place on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10 am EDT. Please be sure to RSVP on Facebook to be part of this community conversation. Listen to the behind the scenes conversation with guests on the EYEJ Podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast.