My husband and I knew even before our son did that he wouldn’t be going to college. He’s a smart fellow, and he made good grades in school. But he wanted an education that would prepare him to work in the hospitality field, and he didn’t need college for that. Instead, he went to trade school in Oxford, MA.
It was my brother who inspired our son to go to trade school in Oxford, MA. He also studied hospitality and he has had a wonderful career in that field. He started out working in a hotel in a ground level position. His training at the trade school in Oxford, MA prepared him very well, but he says that what he’s learned on the job has been his most valuable instructor. Now he’s over three hotels in his district and he loves his job.
Our son has always looked up to his uncle, so he gave trade school in Oxford, MA a lot of thought. He will soon have his certification and will be qualified to work in the hospitality industry. He wants to apprentice in a restaurant first, then try to do the same at a hotel, and he’ll decide which area he wants to focus on after that.