Vocational/Trade

Trade school focuses on the job essentials for training students. The education curriculum of a trade school emphasizes on practical training and knowledge for a career than a general education like a traditional college. The benefits of attending a trade school after graduation can be the following:

High Demand

A bachelor’s degree typically takes a student 4 or more years to complete verses a trade school, where earning your degree could take 2 years or less! Depending on what program you choose to go into, you could be done with trade school in months! 

 Money

It costs the average American $127,000 to earn their bachelor degree. At a trade school, it cost the student an average of $33,000 to earn their degree. Depending on what program a student goes into at a trade school, the student will have significantly less debt than a traditional college student. 

Smaller

Career colleges usually have smaller classes for students and unlike a university, you will not be sitting in large lecture halls with a bunch of strangers! You will be able to get to know each and every one of your peers. With smaller classes, professors are able to give one-on-one attention that each student deserves. 

Time

A bachelor’s degree typically takes a student 4 or more years to complete verses a trade school, where earning your degree could take 2 years or less! Depending on what program you choose to go into, you could be done with trade school in months! 

Job Experience

Not only are you getting an education, but you are also getting a lot of hands-on training in your area of study. Students who complete their programs leave the classroom with the confidence and readiness to jump straight into the work force.

No Waiting 

With trade schools, there are always multiple start dates for the programs. You do not have to worry about missing the application deadline. 

Career Services

Career Services at trade schools will help you with job placement after graduation. Luckily, for career college students, Career Services will also help and guide you along the way of your educational journey. You will not be thrown into the shark tank!

SUCCEED BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL WILL

  • Provide students a chance to speak with community members and business owners that have experience in the various trade fields and are willing to share their experience.

  • Assist with funding for certain vocational programs at Gateway Technical College (link to their website)

  • Remind parents/students of opportunities provided by Kenosha/Racine Unified School District Youth Apprenticeship program