An Intro to the Skilled Trades for High School Students and Recent Graduates
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Are you a high school student or recent high school grad and are interested in going to trade school? You came to the right place! Read our post to find our everything you need to know about skilled trade training!
All About Training in Skilled Trades
For some students, the choice of what career path to take is simple and straightforward right out of high school. But for many others, the choice is not so easy.
Some high schools do a good job of letting students explore all options, but an unfortunate number of students are still stuck in the “College = Success” mindset. For students that college does not appeal to, this can be a stumbling block.
This is where training in skilled trades comes in.
Expand Your Future with Trade School Training
Deciding to take a career path into the skilled trades and ultimately becoming an electrical technician, carpenter, roofer or welder is a viable option for the emerging generation of workers.
At NCST, we offer a variety of skilled trade course programs, such as:
- Automotive Repair
- Construction and Building Technology
- Combination Welding
- Industrial Maintenance
- Industrial Maintenance with Wind and Solar Technology
- Commercial Truck Driving
- Diesel and Heavy Equipment Repair Technology Training
- Electrical Technology
- Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technology
- Heavy Equipment Operations with Commercial Truck Driving
- Machinist Technology
- HVAC / Refrigeration Technology
And if you are not sure about which trade you want to pursue, take our “What Trade is Right for Me” quiz!
Even after your training is complete, our career services department is here to help you find the perfect fit for you and your new degree!
Advancing with Technology
There is a lot of opportunity for hard-working young people looking to become tradesmen and tradeswomen. High-tech tools and technologies are being used every day to make the work of mechanics, machinists, carpenters, and masons more efficient, and sometimes is even changing the way they perform essential tasks.
Technology has also created work for many skilled tradespeople as there is a growing need for technicians who can properly install, set-up, and maintain the high-tech facilities and equipment needed by modern businesses.
Why You Should Consider a Skilled Trade School
We encourage all the young people out there who have never considered work in the skilled trades as a viable career to rethink their position and their future.
- As a tradesperson, you will have a marketable skill that can get you work at hundreds of private companies, or even as your own boss running a contracting business.
- On top of all the ways skilled trade courses can help your future, there are plenty of specific reasons that should make NCST your top choice for a trade school in PA.
Helpful Blog Posts
Still need some convincing before making the choice of going into the skilled trades? Don’t fret! These blog posts can help you decide:
- 4 Reasons Why Trade School is the Best Investment You Can Make
- 7 Reasons You Should Choose a Trade School
- Where Have Our Graduates Been Hired?
High School Contacts
New Castle School of Trades works alongside many high schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio to help educate students about opportunities in the skilled trades.
Below is a list of partner high schools. If you see yours listed you can contact your school’s Guidance Office for information about us and when one of our representatives will be visiting.
|Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School||Commodore Perry High School||Leetonia High School||Riverside High School|
|Ambridge High School||Cranberry High School||Liberty High School||Rochester High School|
|Austintown High School||Crawford Area Senior High||Life Skills Youngstown||Rocky Grove Jr/Sr High School|
|Badger High School||Crawford County AVTS||Lincoln Junior/Senior High School||Saegertown Jr. /Sr. High School|
|Beaver County Career & Technical Center||East High School||Lowellville High School||Seneca Valley High School|
|Beaver Falls Area Senior High School||East Liverpool High School||Mahoning County Career & Technical Center||Sharon High School|
|Beaver Local High School||East Palestine High School||Mahoning County High School||Sharpsville Area High School|
|Blackhawk High School||Farrell High School||Maplewood High School||Shenango High School|
|Boardman High School||Franklin Area High School||Maplewood Jr./Sr. High School||Slippery Rock High School|
|Brookfield High School||Girard High School||Mathews High School||South Range High School|
|Butler Area High School||Greenville High School||McDonald High School||Southside High School|
|Butler County AVTS||Grove City Area High School||Meadville Area Senior High||Springfield High School|
|Butler Intermediate High School||Hickory High School||Mercer County Career Center||Struthers High School|
|Cambridge Springs High School||Howland High School||Mercer High School||Titusville High School|
|Campbell Memorial High School||Hubbard High School||Mineral Ridge High School||Trumbull County Career & Technical Center|
|Canfield High School||Jackson- Milton High School||Mohawk High School||Union High School|
|Cardinal Mooney High School||Jamestown High School||Moniteau High School||Ursuline High School|
|Central Valley High School||Karns City High School||Neshannock Jr/Sr High School||Venango County Vo-Tech|
|Champion High School||Keystone Junior/Senior High School||New Brighton High School||Warren G. Harding High School|
|Chaney High School||Keystone Junior/Senior High School||New Castle Jr/Sr High School||Warren Life Skills|
|Choffin Career Center||Knoch High School||Newton Falls High School||Wellsville High School|
|Clarion Area Junior/Senior High School||LaBrae High School||Niles McKinley High School||West Branch High School|
|Clarion County AVTS||Lakeview High School||Oil City High School||West Middlesex Jr/Sr High School|
|Cochranton Jr./Sr. High School||Lakeview High School||Poland Seminary High School||Western Beaver Junior/Senior High School|
|Columbiana County Career Center||Laurel High School||Quaker Digital Academy||Western Reserve High School|
|Columbiana County High School||Lawrence County Career & Technical Center||Reynolds High School||Wilmington Area High School|
Contact New Castle School of Trades Today
If you’d like to learn more about training for a career in the skilled trades, contact our admissions representatives today by calling (800) 837-8299.
New Castle School of Trades is dedicated to providing practical, hands-on training that prepares our students for real careers. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.