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Skilled trades, middle skills in schools battle a pro-college bias

Students in the optics technology program at Monroe Community College often have job offers before they complete their degree or certificate. Now some of the 120 optics companies in Rochester are also reaching into local high schools. The students either are just starting to learn skills for the optics field or their interest in the class ...

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(File photo) Classes like this one in auto mechanics at Monroe Community College seek to teach important middle skills jobs that will help graduates find employment.

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