What’s My Trade?
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-> Discover the Right Path for Your Teen at My Ideal College
Is trade school the right choice for every teen? Absolutely not. At My Ideal College, we firmly believe that parents should guide their children towards careers they naturally enjoy rather than imposing their own expectations.
Our goal is to help your teen identify the careers they will enjoy and thrive in. Schedule a complimentary strategy
session with us, and let’s set your teen on the path to success. The perception of trade schools, now referred to as technical schools, has evolved. In today’s job market, there’s a growing demand for skilled trades, and this trend is expected to continue. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an increase in trade jobs across various categories, including Transportation, Construction, Manufacturing, and Mining.
Research reinforces the idea that aligning your job with at least 75% of your natural preferences leads to three times more success. Take, for example, one of our clients who realized that traditional college education wasn’t the right fit for her son. Together, we explored high-paying trade jobs tailored to his traits and interests. We discovered opportunities that could lead to salaries in the $70,000 – $80,000 range shortly after obtaining a technical degree.
Many schools offer two-year entrepreneurial courses and certificate programs that provide practical skills. For instance, if your teen has a woodworking talent, they could earn a substantial income while pursuing a business degree.
Choosing a trade school can be a financially sensible decision. On average, the cost of attending carpentry school is around $17,000, with variations from approximately $4,000 to just over $30,000 (Source: careerigniter.com). This starkly contrasts the $100,000+ investment required for a four-year college degree.
At My Ideal College, we’re committed to helping you and your teen explore all the options and make informed choices. Let’s embark on a journey that leads to a fulfilling and prosperous future. Schedule your strategy session today; together, we’ll pave the way for your teen’s success.