It's important to remember there are plenty of other tertiary education opportunities.
Aaron Saunders, chief executive of Clearly Innovative, took a traditional route to a tech career: He earned a computer science degree at Ohio Wesleyan, studied marketing and information technology en route to an MBA from NYU...

Don't quit your day job: Carpenter

Who says carpentry is a man's game? Overcoming a fear of power tools, our reporter Joyee put her skills to the test.

Don't quit your day job: Barista

The perfect cup of coffee doesn't come easily. YP reporter and would-be barista Ariel learns how to stir up something amazing with Dixon Ip. Read about her experience:

Don't quit your day job: Groom

With NO INTEREST in animals, deputy editor Karly is the perfect team YP member to try her hand at grooming horses in the summer heat.

Don't quit your day job: Chef

What happens when someone who can count the number of times they've ever cooked is unleashed in a professional kitchen? Web reporter Young gets thrown into the fire at the French WINDOW in IFC as she tries to make Chef Matthieu Bonnier's mother's recipe for steamed mussels.
Working holidays have become the latest trend. But what motivates people to pick up their backpacks and decide to spend their summers taking part in a working holiday?

Don't quit your day job: Baker

What would our reporters do if they weren't journalists? Each week this summer, members of the team will be trying a NEW JOB. This week, Junior Reporters Manager John gets himself into a sticky situation being a baker.
On a baking hot day in Chai Wan, I learned what it's like to make your own breakfast and snacks from Dr Simon Wong, the founder and principal of the training centre, who's been studying the craft for more than 30 years.

Don't quit your day job: Waiter

A summer job is often the first real job for teens. This got us thinking at Young Post. What would we do if we weren't journalists? So each week this summer, members of the team will be trying a NEW JOB. First up, web editor Leon discovers just how much work goes into being a waiter.
Getting a job as early as possible to help support the family was important a generation ago. These days, not so much.