I believe that you should choose what type of tertiary education you undertake based on your career goals.
For one, not everyone can attend university, the market would be over-saturated in university type jobs. And in addition, not everyone wants to go to university! On the other hand, a lot of people look at "vocational education and training"
as a second rate education. I could not disagree more. Vocational education and training prepares students for the real world and equips them with practical skills useful in any workplace today. Vocational education and training skills are also quite interchangeable, meaning they apply to many fields and industries. On the whole, you should evaluate where you want to be in life and choose the school on your needs - not being influenced by the opinions of others.