Why the trades?

It's a question many students ask! Here are just a few reasons to consider the trades, which fall under the academic heading of Career and Technical Education (CTE):

  • Trades provide students with an opportunity to learn practical skills that are useful in everyday life, can be applied to the workforce, or used to start a business.
  • Learning a trade skill builds confidence and pride in your work. 
  • Trade skills typically require less time to graduate after high school- ideal for those looking to get to work quickly.
  • Career Technical Education (CTE) incurs less student loan debt.
  • Skilled trades are always in demand - because of this demand students are less likely to struggle to find jobs, and are more likely to be placed into the workforce quickly.