In the past, students who are nontraditional learners have faced challenges in typical school environments. But in recent years, many more opportunities have become available to these students. One such opportunity is trade school, which allows them to gain skills needed in diverse fields including transportation, tech, healthcare, hospitality, and culinary arts.
Vocational programs also tend to match the learning styles of students with dyslexia, ADHD, high-functioning Asperger’s, ADD, and auditory processing challenges. These learners have a 23 percent higher completion rate in trade schools than traditional four-year colleges.