Governor Gretchen Whitmer says Michigan has encouraged students to seek four-year college degrees at the expense of encouraging careers in skilled trades.
She says that’s cost the state’s economy, employers, and workers.
Whitmer toured a Detroit community college on Monday to make her point. She says less than half of high school graduates in Michigan seek advanced schooling, and she says that means many lost opportunities, even during good economic times.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do. This is a cultural thing that we’ve got to overcome,” she says.