The CTE program at Union Pines, as noted by the June 2 issue of The Pilot, is clearly filling an unmet need. High schools have long been over-emphasizing a college prep curriculum.

Most adults would probably agree that we need more skilled tradesmen than, say, more sociology and political science majors. To that end, allow me to offer my favorite clean joke.

A doctor called a plumber after noticing a dripping faucet in his waiting room lavatory. The plumber arrived later that day and fixed the problem in a short period of time. After he read the plumber’s bill, the doctor exclaimed, “You were only here for 15 minutes and you charged me $125! I’m a doctor and I don’t make that kind of money.” To which the plumber replied, “Yeah, when I was a doctor I didn’t make that kind of money, either.”

On a more serious note, I think they need to change the name of the program, or at least the abbreviation. As we all know, “CTE” is the serious brain condition, suffered by many football players, resulting from repeated blows to the head. Just sayin’.

Jack Jakucyk, Whispering Pines

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