February is “Career and Technical Education Month.” We at Rosedale Technical College are proud to celebrate the programs and successes of career and technical schools across the country.
Why should you consider the path of career and technical training? Here’s a list we put together:
Career and technical schools offer skills-based learning for specific career paths, such as automotive and diesel technicians, electricians, nurses, truck drivers, welders, cosmetologists, culinary, graphic designers, legal assistants, and more. Typically, an individual can begin in a CTE path in high school at a career training center.
Career and technical schools, specifically at the secondary level, offer a “fast track” education path. Typically, a secondary career and technical program is two years or less, which allows for individuals to get trained with the skills they need to get out into the workforce. For those students who began CTE training in high school and are continuing training at a secondary level, be sure to check with your school and see if any of your previous training is transferrable to course credits.
Attending a secondary career and technical college or institution for two-years or less translates to less student loan debt when comparing to a four-year institution.
A majority of career and technical education programs offer a hands-on approach to learning. Rather than spending all of class time in lecture, students have the opportunity to experience first-hand the skills they are learning. For instance, at Rosedale Tech, students don’t just read about engine diagnostics. They actually have the opportunity to go out into the lab and diagnose an engine.
As many of the baby boomers move on into retirement, there is a high demand for skilled workers to step into these jobs, many of which require training that can be received at a career and technical school.
How can a career and technical college or institution impact you and your future? Schedule a tour and find out!