Questions to ask before choosing the right trade school

Here are some tips to guide you in your decision

A traditional four-year degree isn’t for everyone, and there are different paths students can take to their chosen career. Trade schools, like Professional Skills Institute (PSI), provide students with hands-on training in specialized fields. Most programs feature an accelerated learning format, meaning that you’ll get to work faster with the skills you need to succeed in the real world.

When making the leap to education after high school, there can be a lot of information to sort through to get to your final decision. Here are a few questions you should be asking when choosing a trade school.

What services do they offer?

Going to a trade school can be a stressful but exciting decision for many. It’s important to know that you’re not in it alone. You need to have access to resources and people who can help you during your time in school and after you graduate.

Make sure the schools you consider have a career services department to help you with professional development through resume-building workshops, mock interviews, and networking opportunities. These departments should also assist you with job hunting upon graduation. PSI has a team of dedicated career services specialists who will help you during your schooling and with job placement following graduation.

Is this school accredited?

School accreditation is especially important to consider when you are selecting a trade school. Attending an accreditedtrade school means it has been evaluated by the U.S. Department of Education to meet a high level of academic standards. By attending an accredited school like PSI, you will leave with proper certifications and training employers value.

What skills will I be taught?

Be sure to ask what type of type of skills you will learn and who will be teaching you, once you enroll. Trade schools often stay on the cusp of industry changes by incorporating skills training, using many of the tools and equipment that students will experience on the job. In addition, classes are taught by experienced instructors who are familiar with current technology in the field.

Our admissions team offers tours of our campuses and classrooms, where you’ll have one-on-one time with a knowledgeable guide and get the chance to see firsthand where you may be learning skills for your chosen career path.

If you’re interested in going to a trade school, make sure to keep these tips in mind before you make a decision. Schedule a visit to Professional Skills Institute soon or check out our website for more information on programs at www.proskills.edu.

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