Vocational training or technical education (often referred to as trade school) is a very common alternative to college for students interested in becoming an auto mechanic, carpenter, electrician, hair stylist, plumber, etc. These careers often have a different process than a traditional 2 or 4 year college or university. They may require students to still go to school, take part in a training program, or do an apprenticeship. Students can typically expect to eventually have to pass an exam to gain a license. Often times students can join a union in these professions. The CCRC staff and your counselor can be your guide to a very rewarding career that begins with vocational training or technical education.
If you are interested in learning more about these programs stop into the CCRC and talk with Ms. Mussy or Mr. Weber. You will also want to attend our annual Options Fair in the fall. The following list does not include all possible options. Stop into the CCRC or speak with your counselor to learn about more available options!
- Electrician Apprenticeship School (EARN WHILE YOU LEARN!)
- Oakton Community College Certificate Programs
- Gateway Technical College Programs in Kenosha, Wisconsin
- Cosmetology: Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in Norwood Park
- Cosmetology: Niles School of Cosmetology
- Automotive: Universal Technical Institute in Lisle, Illinois
- CNC Apprenticeship Program at Harper College