Why choose a career or trade school?

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August 31, 2017

A career-focused education could be the perfect fit for you

By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs will require post-secondary education and training beyond high school, according to The Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University. Career education or trade schools like Dawn Career Institute play a major role in training the future workforce of the country through hands-on experience in key industries. How does a career training program differ from a 2-year or 4-year degree?

Get to work faster

Trade school programs feature an accelerated format and allow students to get to work more quickly than many other post-secondary options. For example, each of the programs offered at Dawn Career Institute can be completed in less than a year and put students on the path to begin their successful careers without delay.

Gain hands-on experience

Instruction at a trade school centers on hands-on training through industry-modeled programs. In additional to traditional classroom learning, instructors emphasize the practical skills employers are seeking, providing training in real-world settings in on-campus laboratories.

Learn from experienced professionals

Classes at trade schools are taught by experienced instructors who have spent time working in the field. By sharing their real-world knowledge with students on a daily basis, instructors ensure students are equipped with skills sought by local employers. The instructors also utilize relationships with area businesses to incorporate the latest trade advancements into the curriculum.

Build your soft skills

Of course, career training is focused on overall student development, aside from hard skills required in each industry. In addition to the course curriculum, students receive the training for soft skills employers are seeking - everything from resume-writing workshops and successful interviewing techniques to mock interviews with local professionals. Instructors will also focus on the importance of interpersonal skills, team work and problem solving, customer relations and stress management to ensure that students have a smooth transition into the professional world.

Connect with employers

As students approach graduation, the school's career services department prepares students for the workforce. The career services department works with students to identify job opportunities and utilizes connections with local employers to match open jobs with students in that field. Staff assists students while they are enrolled and also prove a useful resource following graduation. Career services departments also routinely organize career fairs for the skilled programs, where students can network with local employers and receive information about potential careers.

If you are interested in beginning your path to a rewarding career, then trade schools may be an option for your post-secondary education. Schedule a campus visit today with Dawn Career Institute to see if our school is a fit for you!