With college costs soaring, some are wondering if there is a way for students to prepare for meaningful careers without incurring massive debt.
In parts of Europe, the “dual system,” a combination of both
academic and sophisticated technical training, has been available for
many years. Recently, some elements of this alternative approach have
been successfully implemented in areas of the U.S. Implementing elements
of the dual system may provide answers not only to the college debt
crisis, but also to the critical economic problems associated with
thousands of unfilled, well-paying jobs requiring advanced training, as
well as high youth underemployment and unemployment.
Charlotte Observer, January 20, 2014