I've recently taken the position that if politicians truly want to help educate our young people they'd pay a portion of college education via grants (not all of it like many Democratic candidates for president are promoting) and if young people want to go to a vocational school they'd pay 100% of that. We desperately need as many trade skill workers that we can get. Not so much yet another I.T. weenie like myself. My two cents worth.
Our high school provided a vocational path for those who did not want to go to college. It was part of a group of high schools that had a vocational ed campus. I don’t know if it is still offered.