What Are the Benefits of Attending a Technical School?

Looking to start a career but unsure of your new path? Do you have four years to get an education, or do you have responsibilities that compel you to complete your education in less than a year? If you want to learn a new trade in months, rather than years, attending a technical school may be the right path for you.

What Is a Technical School?

A technical school, often called a vocational or trade school, offers training in a specific job specialty. Many four-year colleges focus on electives during the first two years and then the specific field for the remaining two years. Technical schools, on the other hand, only focus on what students need to learn to prepare for entry-level positions in a given trade. Like an apprenticeship, technical schools offer real-world training, allowing students to learn techniques directly from instructors with experience in the industry.

After completing technical school, students may need to pass certification or licensing exams to show proficiency in a given role to prospective employers. Once exams are completed, students can apply at local workshops, organizations and trade-specific companies. Technical schools are one of the shortest paths to joining the workforce out of the many postsecondary education options available.

What Are the Benefits of Attending a Technical School?

There are many benefits to attending a technical school. From getting a quick start to  learning from instructors with industry experience and everything in between, attending a technical school can prepare students for certification and the start of an entry-level career. The benefits of attending a technical school can include:

A Quick Start

Unlike many 4-year colleges that require mandatory electives, some technical school programs can be completed in just 7 to 9 months. While attending a technical school, you can prepare for a career in months rather than years. If you have other responsibilities or just want to prepare for a specialized role, and you are looking for a dedicated technical program, then attending MIAT College of Technology may be the right option for you.1

Industry-Experienced Instructors

At MIAT, we have industry-experienced instructors who can help guide you through our technical programs. Whether you are looking to enter aviation maintenance, HVAC, wind turbine tech, powerplant operations, robotics technology or one of the other technical job roles taught at MIAT, we put knowledgeable instructors in charge.

With this experience, our instructors can help you prepare for an entry-level career.1 With small class sizes, instructors can offer one-on-one attention and tailor curriculum to your needs. Our instructors have been in your shoes and understand what you need to know to pursue a career.

Hands-On Experience

A great benefit of attending a technical school is the hands-on experience you will get to supplement in-class lectures. You will work with industry-standard equipment and perform real repairs with the materials and equipment you will use in the field. And you are supervised every step of the way — practice makes perfect, and you get a lot of practice at MIAT.

Career Services

A great benefit of attending MIAT is the career services we offer. Our Career Services staff has close ties to the community and often hears about opportunities even before the public. We can help you find a job that aligns with your passion.1 We also help with résumé building, interview preparation, thank-you letter writing and job outreach. We take pride in helping our students find employment after graduation. Job placement is how we measure success, and when you get a job, we are doing our job.2

Final Thoughts

Now that you know about some of the benefits of attending a technical school, it’s time to learn more about MIAT College of Technology. Before you can run you must learn how to walk, and MIAT will be with you every step of the way.

Want to Learn More?

Are you interested in learning more about the programs offered at a technical school? If you’re mechanically inclined, enjoy working with your hands, and are looking for technical career training with a future, MIAT College of Technology can help. Engaging, hands-on technical training at MIAT can help open the doors to a variety of exciting careers.1

Our aircraft mechanic and maintenance training can lead to opportunities in many industries, including aviation maintenance, HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration), wind energy, powerplant operations and industrial machinery. At MIAT, you can get a real-world, career-focused educationMIAT students learn directly in shop facilities that include aircraft, engines, wind turbines, and other equipment to ensure you’ll be prepared for an entry-level career.1

To learn more about our technical programs and to explore if MIAT is right for you, fill out the form on this page. Contact us if you are interested in attending MIAT College of Technology today.

1MIAT is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.


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