I need an in depth article about the best alternatives to college. These could be things like alternative work training programs, Praxis, apprenticeships, or even jobs. The idea is to provide alternatives to people who do not want to spend the money on college but want to gain skills and train for a good career.
I want the suggestions to be very specific, but not necessarily geared towards one particular job. For instance, if you find an IT training program that places you in a job, and offers support, great. But a $495 course to become a massage therapist is not exactly what I am looking for--the job is too specific.