Education is priceless

Connie Garcia and Connie Garcia

In today’s world, trade schools are most certainly worth attending, and paying for.

Lately, it seems as though many students are dropping out of school to work because they figure making money is more important in this economy.

While they may be right, it is definitely a short term gain, long term loss.

There is nothing more valuable to have in your pocket right now than a well established education.

This doesn’t mean spending a few bucks or spending blocks of gold, it just means obtaining the required training and knowledge to become a successful person.

Trade schools are there for a reason. This means that for the student who wants to make money and go to school, a trade school is a very wise choice.

Depending on the institution, certification in a program varies but most trade schools take between six months to a year to complete.

Compare that to a four year university for a Bachelor’s degree in a field for which you may still need extra training even after graduation.

At least in trade school, the program prepares you for the specific field desired, and grants you qualification once it is completed. After obtaining the qualification, you are set to start working in that field.

Many trade schools even offer job placement opportunities where graduating students are aided in finding a job and usually start working within a few months.

Of course, certain trade schools, like Le Cordon Bleu’s culinary school in Portland, Ore., can be a bit pricey, stacking up a tuition of 40K for a 15 to 21 month program.

Many students, however, are willing to pay this and more to find an easy way into the job market.

That isn’t necessarily right either, but at least upon finishing the program in a trade school, they are qualified for their field of choice and likely to be helped into a position.

Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are prestigious, and they cannot be replaced by a certification of any sort of trade school, but that does not mean that the trade schools are a waste of time.

It is definitely beneficial to students everywhere

They are there to offer students the choice of a four year degree and a six to twelve months certification, and they provide easy access to a career that may be beneficial to those who may need it sooner than others.