College or no college, hard work, passion, and being smart pays off.
“Yes, having a college degree can help you get your foot in the door at a job that you want to have, but it’s not the *only* way. If there’s a reason you can’t go to college — money, time, family obligations — then it’s OK if you don’t. You won’t have to live the rest of your life delivering pizzas. You can have a good career. Here’s how.”
Here is an article for the child and parent choosing work over school.