4 Benefits of Hands-On Learning
Are you wondering if hands-on learning works? Adults who choose hands-on learning can reap the following benefits, from a faster education to resume-worthy in school lab/shop experience.
1. Take only the classes you need.
Hands-on training programs focus primarily on preparing you for a career. The program curriculum is developed to help build your real-world skill set. You don’t have to take general classes that are not relevant to your choice of trade (i.e. History, Art) which slow down your education and distract you from starting your career.
2. Acquire the skills you need faster.
Hands-on training allow adults to learn real-world trade skills. When lectures are combined with shop and project work, you’re able to immediately apply your knowledge to job-related tasks. Hands-on learning allows you to experiment with what you learn in the classroom, solve real problems, and therefore retain your learnings faster.
3. Discover your interests before you start working.
You’ve heard the stories, maybe from one of your own friends: They’ve known what they wanted to be since they were 10, they work hard to pay for and graduate from a four-year college, and they get their dream job. After a year – maybe even less – they realize that they don’t love it, and they’re not sure how to get out of it.
Years of educational study can sometimes trap you into a career you’re not passionate about. Short-term hands-on learning programs allow you to not only start working faster but also find out if you enjoy the job while you’re still in school. Labs and shop settings introduce you to how it feels to do the work you’re training for, providing early confirmation that you chose the right trade.
4. Gain resume-worthy experience while you’re in school.
As you consider training programs, you’re probably wondering how you can start a new career without any experience. Your future career can benefit from hands-on learning experience doing the tasks an entry-level job requires of you. Remember, you can add lab and shop experience to your resume, even if it happened in school or you weren’t paid to do it. These valuable experiences could set you apart from other entry-level job candidates.
Embrace the opportunity of hands-on learning, and start the path toward a career you’ll enjoy.
*Apex Technical School and its instructors are licensed by the New York State Education Department.