I went to college and got my degree in accounting. But I frequently tell people that 75% of what I learned in college won't make you a dime unless you get on Jeopardy. There were so many classes that can best be described as "nice to know". Sure, it's nice to know why everyone is laughing when someone says, "If it ain't baroque, don't fix it" when discussing music at a dinner party, but no one has ever run into my office/cube saying, "Quick! When was the French novelist Gustave Flaubert born." But I still had to pay to learn and then forget that kind of stuff. I could have learned all I needed in a year. That's why VoTech schools are much more efficient. You don't waste time (and money) learning European history to become a plumber. And my plumber makes more than I do.