As summer begins, many incoming seniors look forward to their last year of high school. Some will spend their time at summer jobs or internships, while others will take time to spend with friends and family. Once the school year starts, they’ll be off looking at colleges and sending out applications. But a traditional 4-year university isn’t the best choice for everyone.
College has its benefits (social life, a wide variety of courses, etc.), but can also come with a staggering amount of debt. Trades school, alternatively, typically has a much lower cost and offers skills-based training, as well as very attractive career prospects. (more…)