Letter: Let's give RCTC students a tuition break
A targeted approach to tuition reimbursement is best.
I agree with Loren Else in his Tuesday Grandpa Boomer column that tuition reimbursement should be targeted.
When I moved here in the '70s, vo-tech was tuition-free for students 18-21 years old and employers trained new hires. Today, employers expect new employees to have the skills they need (and a college degree) and students often drop out of vocational programs because of cost.
I propose that we make community colleges like RCTC tuition-free for students in vocational programs. Local employers get trained workers and graduating students get good jobs in our community without debt.
Maggie Brimijoin, Rochester