NY Bill Would Extend Diplomas to Vocational Students

ALBANY -

The New York state Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday offering an alternative path to a high school diploma and graduation for students seeking a trade instead of college.

Armed with this diploma, said sponsor Sen. Simcha Felder, graduates would have greater opportunities, such as among employers who require a high school level diploma.

“New York’s current education system ignores part of the student population that is inclined to other types of education and learning experiences,” said the Brooklyn Democrat.

The Assembly referred the bill to the Education Committee.