When a student enters directly into the workforce after graduating high school. Some employers may offer on-the-job technical training to help jumpstart careers or provide opportunities to work while attending school. Search for jobs and other information at https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/training-education
A gap year is a semester or full year of experiential learning typically taken between high school graduation and college enrollment. During this time students engage in various educational and developmental activities such as travel, volunteer work, internships, or cultural experiences. Some programs may have cost associated, while others may provide a small stipend or other financial assistance.