trade schools/ workforce
choosing a pathway to trade school/work
Not everyone chooses to pursue college/university after high school. Another great option is pursuing a specific trade and/or entering the workforce. Find out how below!
trade schools & workforce
What is a trade school?
A trade school, technical school or a vocational school, is an educational institution that exists to teach skills related to a specific job. While traditional schools teach subjects in Liberal Arts, English, and History, TRADE SCHOOLS FOCUS ON SUBJECTS DIRECTLY RELATED TO A SPECIFIC CAREER.
Top Trades in San Diego (many job openings):
Paving, surfacing, tamping equipment operators
What Is Trade School Like?
Attending a trade school is similar to attending a traditional school in that part of your education takes place in the classroom.
The best vocational programs also provide hands-on training to help you become familiar with the best practices in your trade.
Some of these scenarios could include:
Learning how to operate a commercial vehicle
Learning various welding techniques
Learning the essentials of being an electrician, such as wire installation and system maintenance.
Safely operating heavy equipment like forklifts
What Else Do Trade Schools Do?
Besides providing students with the necessary instruction and training, trade schools often help students to find employment after they graduate. The school works with area employers who need workers that have the technical skills necessary to get right to work.
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