Here were I live in the U.S. an apprenticeship in a trade is not an elecive in high school. Some kids have no plans to go on to college and might be better served as an apprentice in a good trade. Not all of us are going to be academics and there is no shame in being a master craftsman. After kids get a rudimentery education in math, reading, history, geography etc, we might want to let them get hands on experience working a trade. Maybe still offer some academics that would support that trade. For instance Geometry is a good thing to know if you are building a house. Maybe where you live they already have this. If so, how does it work out? So what do you say?