This blog is part two of a two-part series.
You've thought long and hard and decided that a transportation tech career is the right path for you. You’re committed to pursuing it, but you want to make sure that the money you’re about to spend will be a good investment in your education.
But how do you know which to choose? This article will guide you through the qualities of a top-notch trade school.
As a shop teacher, you care about your students. You want to help them find the career, and life, they deserve. Unfortunately, sometimes it might feel like you don’t have the same resources to be a mentor as teachers in traditional academic fields.
It’s funny: The closer you get to high school graduation, the longer classes seem to drag on. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just start technical college already?
Actually, you can.
Not everyone realizes it, but there are ways to earn college or post-secondary credit for tech school while you’re still in high school. And there are big advantages to getting a head start. The sooner you earn credits, the sooner you graduate; the faster you finish, the faster you’re earning money and advancing in your career. Plus, training early will warm you up for tech school and help you know what to expect.
Got parent problems? We get it. You’ve done your research, you know technical school is your best path to a hands-on career you are passionate about it—you’ve made your decision… but your parents don’t see it that way.
Don’t worry: You’re not alone.
We talk to plenty of tech grads whose parents were once pressuring them to pick a traditional four-year college, but they decided to have those tough conversations to get their parents on board and get into tech school and launch their dream careers.
Are your friends busy applying to traditional, four-year colleges? Does that sound completely unappealing to you? If the idea of sitting in a crowded lecture hall sounds like something meant for someone else’s life and makes you want to forget the whole thing, you’re not alone.