Trade Schools

Hands down, hands-on jobs are one of the best ways to make a living

Do you like working with tools to build or fix things? Do you prefer working with your hands to working at a desk? Are you the kind of person who would rather get a little dirty than put on a suit? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in a career in the skilled trades.

Skilled trade schools (also called technical schools and vocational schools) provide an education completely based on the practical skills and knowledge required for employment in one particular field.

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Career Options

There are a number of exciting careers available in the skilled trades, including:

You don't need to become a doctor or a lawyer to get ahead in life. There is a great need for workers in the skilled trades, and hardworking young people who go to school and take part in apprenticeship programs can quickly begin earning money doing something they love.

Finding the Right School

Before you begin your search for a technical school, it's best to have an idea of which trade you'd like to learn. Be able to answer this question - what are you passionate about? Think of something you'd like to pursue for years to come that would make you happy in your work. That is the trade for you.

Online Trade Schools

Though most skilled trade schools require you to attend classes and participate in hands-on instruction, you may be surprised to see some schools offering online courses. You can brush up on your technical skills online and even take courses toward certification or a diploma.

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