Education Guys: Guide to Technical Education

New Jersey Trade Schools

For a student about to graduate or for someone looking for a path to a new career, trade schools can be a good option to start earning a paycheck in a new career fairly quickly.

Trade school educations

Depending on the course of study, trade schools can require anywhere from six months to a couple of years. Earning a degree, certification or diploma from a trade school is no easy feat, but it can be an expedient way to learn a trade and potentially graduate with skills that may be put to use in the workforce in short order.

While an undergraduate or graduate degree from a traditional college may carry some advantages depending on the field, earning a degree or certification from a trade school shouldn't be considered a lesser option. For the person looking for a career as a dental hygienist, hair stylist, pharmacy tech or any number of other jobs, trade schools are often the first option.

Trade schools in New Jersey

Don't let the size of the Garden State fool you: Trade schools in New Jersey are abundant in number and diversity, just like the state's higher education system. From such well-known schools as Princeton University, Seton Hall University and Rutgers University to myriad community colleges, New Jersey is at the forefront of higher education. The state website NJ Next Stop was created to help students learn about colleges, trade schools, career options and what jobs might be right for them, plus it has information about the real-world working environments. The New Jersey Department of Education's Career and Technical Education site was created to help students understand all of their educational opportunities.

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            • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
            • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
            • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
            • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
            • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
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            Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

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            • Programmatic accreditation from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
            • Offers several program start dates throughout the year.
            • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            • Originally founded in 1917 as a division of Spring Garden College in Philadelphia.
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            • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • A private post-secondary institution of higher education serving south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland since 1967.
            • Offers associate degrees in specialized business and specialized technology, as well as programs leading to professional certifications and diplomas.
            • Gives each student their own career services specialist who helps keep them focused on their goals.
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            At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you won’t just train for a career. You’ll train for success. The hands-on training and high-tech skills you’ll get at UTI can put you on the fast track toward a rewarding career as a professional technician. Across the nation, you’ll find UTI-trained technicians working in great jobs with top manufacturers, dealerships and repair shops. 

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