Vocational schools, also known as trade schools, have always been an effective way to prepare individuals to enter the workforce. Trade schools are specialized and leave their students highly skilled in the area of their choosing. The idea that traditional college is not for everyone comes into play with trade schools.
Trent Hamm, a writer for the Simple Dollar, analyzed the pros and cons of vocational schools versus four year universities. His conclusion was that, “A traditional four-year degree is not for everyone, and trade school offers a pretty compelling career path.”
Usually, these schools are two years rather than four and are a more cost effective option for the students enrolled in them. Trade schools range on a variety of different professions- one of them being STEM.
When the topic of trade schools comes up most people think that it is only an option for post-high-school students. However, there are STEM trade schools available for high schoolers with an affinity for STEM topics as well. …