12 Most high schools offer a variety of career and technology programs. These are particularly appropriate for those students who prefer a more practical, “hands-on” approach to learning. Students in career and technology programs spend much of their time “learning by doing.” Students studying computer technology work on computers, those studying culinary arts learn how to prepare food, and those studying early childhood education work with children. Students in career and technol- ogy programs often have the opportunity to use the skills they’ve developed in real work settings. While students generally have the knowledge and skills to obtain a job as soon as they graduate, almost two-thirds continue their education beyond high school. Education Choice # Career and Technology Education Part II — Your Education Choices 1 Most careers require education and/or training beyond a general high school education. Some careers require four years of college; others require only one year of training or education. In many cases, your career choice will determine which education option is most appropriate for you. You have seven education choices. The first choice, Career and Technology Education, enables you to prepare for a career while you’re still in high school. The other six education choices are primarily for high school graduates.