Tech Ed: A Path to Entrepreneurship

Governor Scott Walker, President of Young America's Foundation

We know that Career & Technical Education is a great pathway for students to secure the skills they need for high-wage, high-demand careers.

But Tech Ed is also a great path for our students to become entrepreneurs and run businesses of their own!

In this episode, we explore the role of free enterprise in  CTE with Governor Scott Walker, President of Young America's Foundation. In addition to our conversation on entrepreneurship, we pick Governor Walker's brain for insights he's gained from decades of leading government and public policy.

Listen to discover:

  • Why Tech Ed may be a better path to entrepreneurship than a business degree
  • What suburban districts are missing that rural and urban districts have figured out
  • What government should be doing to support ongoing workplace training
  • The 4 things studies show keep families out of poverty
  • Tips for working with those of differing viewpoints, especially in today's highly-politicized world

To learn more about Young America's Foundation, visit

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