Kalamazoo college aid plan extended to trades

May 21, 2019 | The Detroit News

Jacob Atkins always knew he should go to college, especially since he attended Kalamazoo Public Schools, home of the first program in the nation that guaranteed free college to graduates.

But when the time came to apply, Atkins began soul-searching and realized he did not want the life of a college student. When someone asked him if he had ever considered a skilled trade as a career, he admitted he hadn’t.

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