27 High school career and technology program Most high schools offer career and technology programs in a variety of career fields (medical, computer technology, skilled trades, business, etc.). These programs are particularly appropriate for students who prefer a more practical “hands-on” approach to learning. While students in these programs generally have the skills they need to get a job as soon as they graduate, almost two-thirds continue their education beyond high school. If you think your child might do better in an educational program that focuses on “learning by doing,” ask your child’s counselor for information on the career and technology programs available at your high school. Discuss education options Most careers today require education and/or training beyond high school. Some careers require four years of college; others require just one year of additional education. A student’s career choice will often determine which educational option is most appropriate. While there are many factors that determine the kinds of opportunities a student will have in life, the most significant determining factor is education. Encourage your child to continue his/her education after high school. Education Options Help your child plan and prepare for the future by exploring the following education options: u High School Career and Technology Program u Four-Year College u Two-Year College u Career or Trade School u Military u Apprenticeship