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Why Attend an Automotive Trade School?

May 24, 2021


You’ve graduated from high school or have your GED; 

  • Your friends are all about to head off to college, or already have. 
  • You do not have a plan and feel left behind and stressed out. 
  • You are weighing last minute college options, scrambling for scholarships, and do not even know what you want to major in. 

If you can relate to this, take a deep breath and step back to look at the big picture. There is an easier way.

Diesel mechanic trade school instructor Dave Escolas at WyoTech says, “Colleges prepare you for the opportunity to find a job; but here, where we offer hands-on automotive schooling, the jobs come to you…it’s a valued position.”  Those who take the time to look deep into business structure will realize that the workers trained at an automotive trade school are essentially the backbone of America’s transportation system.

Tradesmen and women are able to apply math and other school subjects to real life more than most, without the overwhelming burden of college debt.  Because of the growing demand for skilled trades, they are often able to make more than substantial wage, even without possessing a degree. 

Whether it be as construction workers, plumbers, auto mechanics, or something else, there are countless job opportunities that do not require a 4-year+ university degree.  Many of these jobs offer on-the-job training or apprenticeships. 

If you want to go into the job prepared, however, and want to have a good chance of getting better pay than you would otherwise, a trade school like WyoTech is the way to go.  Shorter than a college major, trade schools like WyoTech are often both cheaper and get you to a well-paying job in 9 months rather than 2-4 years. We also offer a welding program that you can complete in just 6 months.

If you are unsure about your future and enjoy working with your hands, or think you might, then a trade school may be for you! WyoTech offers core programs in Automotive Technology, Collision and Refinishing Technology, Diesel Technology, and Applied Welding Technology, as well as specialty programs.