Should I Go to Trade School in 2021?
Trade school can give students a sense of personal fulfillment and the opportunity to learn a craft. It can also position you for an entry-level position in your chosen industry. If you’re considering your goals for 2021, trade school might be a good option for you. Let us help you start planning for your future in trade school with an introduction to trade programs and the benefits of trade school in 2021.
What Trades Are There?
Skilled trades are an important sector of the workforce and the economy. Tradesmen and tradeswomen keep America strong. However, you might not realize that there are many trades available for you to pursue. Which trade are you interested in? Does it align with your interests and goals? These are a few questions you will want to consider as you think about pursing a trade in 2021.
Here is a list of trade school programs offered at Apex Technical School:
- Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Appliance Controls
- Automotive Service and Repair
- Auto Body Repair
- Electrical and Advanced Electrical
- Combination Welding Technology
- Construction and Building Skills
- Plumbing and Pipefitting
Benefits of Trade School
Trade school offers benefits that vocational-minded students may not get at a traditional two-year or four-year college. For example, trade school is a good choice for students who want to complete their program and enter their chosen field quickly. At Apex, students can complete their program in as little as seven months vs. two or four years at a traditional college.
In addition, trade school provides a hands-on learning environment where students split their time between the classroom and the shop. Instructors teach about real-world scenarios and students become familiar with tools they might use on the job. This hands-on learning focus can help students prepare for an entry-level position with confidence.
Related: 4 Benefits of Hands-on Learning
Will Trade School Be Online in 2021?
Many schools, colleges and vocation trade schools have reacted quickly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2020 and into 2021. Health departments and government officials have mandated safety protocols in many states. Trade schools like Apex have instituted masking and social distancing to keep students and staff as safe as possible.
Apex has also used distance learning, or online learning, during the pandemic to teach theory classes. Depending on current health guidelines and type of coursework, Apex students may or may not participate in distance learning. To stay up to date with COVID-19 restrictions at Apex, visit our FAQ page.
*Apex Technical School and its instructors are licensed by the State of New York, New York State Education Department.
Disclaimer: Apex Technical School provides training for entry-level jobs. Not everything you may read about the industry is covered in our training programs.