With sights on immediate employment, students turn to places like pTEC to become certified
Posted on: May 09, 2012
Less expensive alternative to college.
Aired on ABC News 10 05/06/2012, Posted online 05/07/2012
By: Brad Davis
CLEARWATER, Fla. - For students in the machining program at the Pinellas Technical Education Center --or PTEC -- their days are spent learning the ins and outs of their future career.
"I was never very into academics and book work," recalled Rob Durgin.
For Durgin and many students like him, the conventional college degree doesn't fit what they're looking for. He's already has a job lined up once he receives his certification. Plus, he won't be saddled with a mountain of debt like many college students today. All in a fraction of the time of a four year degree.
"I definitely wouldn't be able to do the high-skilled, higher paying jobs I'll be doing with this (certification)," said Durgin.
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