Schools should definitely focus their attention on vocational training as much as higher education after all, education and exams are not for everyone.
If a teenager is not "plugged in" to education and learning in the conventional sense, they should be encouraged to look at alternative routes as they can be just as successful by taking up more "traditional" skills....something to think about
If you have a teenager doing well at school you may be starting to encourage them to think about university, but should you instead focus their ambitions on taking up an apprenticeship? Vocational training has long felt itself to be a Cinderella part of the education system in England, poorly understood and undervalued. Now the government has said it wants to tackle "outdated snobbery" around technical education and vocational training by forcing schools to provide careers advice that includes these options.