College Degree – or Not.
Earning a college degree is a priority for many people, but not everyone has the option. For some the cost, or lack of time before they obtain earning power stands in the way. Saying no to a bachelor’s degree, however, doesn’t have to mean saying no to a prosperous career. Another very viable option is a trade school. For many people, attending trades school opens the way to a career they love or building their own business.
What is a Trade School?
Trade schools (also known as technical or vocational schools) focus on teaching practical skills related to a specific job/occupation. They offer certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs rather than a bachelor’s degree, which is obtained at four-year colleges. The majority of trades school education is streamlined, hands-on learning pertaining to a specific skill, such as the following options.
Automotive Mechanic Welder Marine Mechanic Mason Auto Body Repairman Advanced Tractor Trailer Driver Carpenter Construction Equipment Operator Licensed Practical Nurse Diesel Technician/Mechanic HVAC Technician Heavy Equipment Mechanic Industrial Machinery Mechanic Legal Assistant Civil Engineering Technician Wind Energy Technician Commercial Diver Plumber Architectural Drafter Electrician CNC Manufacturer Home Inspector Aviation Maintenance Technician/Mechanic Energy Management Boilermaker Conservation/Environmental Science Electronic Engineering Garden and Landscaping Designer Solar Energy Technology Contractor/Construction Manager
The Trade school advantage includes:
Financial savings – According to Andrew Latham’s article posted on supermoney, the average cost of a private four-year college is $32,410 per year, not including personal expenses. Graduates take, on average, 10 years to pay off their student loans. A Trade School degree, however, averages around $33,000 for the entire education.
Time commitment – Rather than spending four years earning a bachelor’s degree, the average time commitment for a Trade School is two years or less – some programs can be completed in 10 months.
AllianceStaff is your best option whether you went to college or trade school. We are always interested in skilled labor and experience, coupled with excellent soft skills.
We have positions to fill – and one of them might be tailormade for you. Contact us today and discover the difference a connection with AllianceStaff can make in your career.