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    Which trade school is the best?

    Which trade school should I attend? Which ones help with job placement effectively? Which trade schools are worth the money? Which trade schools are worthless?

    I have seen several Posts from new guys looking for work who are not being helped by their trade school education very much. I have worked with some trade school grads who were incredibly worthless, sad since they paid a lot of money to be able to be worthless. As I search the forum I don't see any threads to help prevent this, so here we are.

    Please post remarks and reviews about trade schools in your area. Ones you attended, ones your co-workers attended, ones you would never/always hire from. I will post the first one - please follow the pattern if you can so as to make it easily searchable by the youngsters looking for their locale.

    Maybe we can help somebody out.

    Please Include something concrete about a specific school.

    Please put a location and a school in the title line, for searchability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttwheat View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markcelley View Post
    Which trade school should I attend? Which ones help with job placement effectively? Which trade schools are worth the money? Which trade schools are worthless?

    I have seen several Posts from new guys looking for work who are not being helped by their trade school education very much. I have worked with some trade school grads who were incredibly worthless, sad since they paid a lot of money to be able to be worthless. As I search the forum I don't see any threads to help prevent this, so here we are.

    Please post remarks and reviews about trade schools in your area. Ones you attended, ones your co-workers attended, ones you would never/always hire from. I will post the first one - please follow the pattern if you can so as to make it easily searchable by the youngsters looking for their locale.

    Maybe we can help somebody out.

    Please Include something concrete about a specific school.

    Please put a location and a school in the title line, for searchability.

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    In another life, after I retired from the AF, I worked for the state and was responsible for approving training under the Trade Adjustment Act for people that had lost their jobs due to overseas competition. Anyway, I learned a lot about shady, for profit schools.

    Every school should have information regarding each of their programs that can answer your question. Things to look for are; accreditation, costs, graduation or completion rates, does the school have placement assistance, and how many grads are actually now employed in the field that they actually trained and what is the median salary of those people.

    In my experience, state ran technical schools by far outperformed for profit schools in all areas.

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    UA or community college. Private trade schools are waaay overpriced. I don't care where you graduated from, all I care is how you're going to perform and until you can prove that, the money will come. It's not the other way around.

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    Experience is the best school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACE_Crossville View Post
    Experience is the best school.
    Experience is great but school keep us for screwing things up to the point of getting fired, unlike school experience cant be bought but both go hand to hand.
    There is not better place for the working men than the union! 100% UA the only HVAC union!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACE_Crossville View Post
    Experience is the best school.
    Nah not at all. Doing something wrong for 20 years doesn't make you an expert.

    As for privet schools there are some real good ones still out there like Perry institute in Yakima Washington. I went to UTI it was a great school. Like anything school is only as good as the effort you put in to it.
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