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How To Get Into A Trade School

Five Steps to Begin Trade School Training

There are five steps to getting into a trade school program, depending on the degree you want to get. Read below to learn the steps to take to start your career training.

Step 1: Find a Technical School With The Programs You Need

Are you looking to become a truck driver or a diesel mechanic? A CNC machinist or a welder? Maybe you’re looking for an advanced degree in a technical field? In order to get into a trade school, it is important that you choose the school that offers classes in the field you want to study. Additionally, seek out trade schools that offer financial aid to qualifying students and job placement assistance. This will help you afford the education you need, and increase your chances of getting a job after you graduate.

Step 2: Get Your High School Diploma or GED

An accredited trade school, such as New Castle School of Trades, will require you to have either a diploma from high school or a General Education Diploma (GED). If you have a diploma with a low G.P.A (below 2.0), you may need to take remedial courses in order to gain acceptance to trade school. If you are getting a GED, your state will offer many programs to assist you in getting your secondary school certification. Check your Department of Education for more GED information and resources.

Step 3: Complete Your Application

Your prospective technical school will likely require you to fill out an application form to assess you as a candidate. The application will likely ask you a series of questions about your background, including your previous education, previous employment, the program you are interested in, and your financial aid needs.

Step 4: Interview with an Admissions Representative

After your application is received, you will usually be called in for an interview with an admissions representative. The representative will help determine what program will be best for your needs and give you a feel for what trade school will be like. Be sure to ask plenty of questions during the interview to find out if the school you are applying to is right for you. You will likely be given a tour of the school to help you see the classroom and labs you could be training in.

Step 5: Take A Trade School Admissions Test

In order to get into a trade school, you will need to complete a standardized test. It may be necessary to get a certain score to be admitted to such a school. Common assessments for getting into a trade school include the COMPASS and the Wonderlic assessment. Contact New Castle School of Trades in order to determine which of these tests you will need to study for.

Apply To Career Training Today!

Now that you know how to get into a trade school, the most important thing to do is take action to start your career path. Remember – there’s no better time than right now to apply. The sooner you do, the sooner you can get trained in the career you want.

If you are interested in the New Castle School of Trades, want more information, or have questions, give us a call at 724-788-4417 or fill out the form on this page.
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