My son has a three year technical degree in mechanical engineering, and in less than a year has moved himself up within the company he works for as a project manager. He has dedicated clients throughout the states and now around the world. He is on a team that is integrating new software and hardware in the company, and has had two promotions in the 10 months he has been with them. The grads from his college are sought after for their technical and hands-on experience and real-world knowledge. It was a perfect fit for him, and he still has the option to go back to school and upgrade to a university degree if he wishes, but I think he has found his home. Good technical schools supply extremely good employees.