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Many Seniors choose technical school after graduating from Slinger High School

posted Apr 15, 2018, 4:49 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

By Korey Alder, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Posted April 15th, 2018

The year is quickly drawing to a close, and that, for many seniors, means making a final decision about what to do after high school. This year, the Nite Crier sent out a google form to get the senior’s opinions on what made them choose their specific post-high school paths.

Technical schools, while not always as popular as a post-secondary choice, do have many advantages. Some seniors mentioned the closeness and ease of access which nearby tech schools provide.

Others were focused on costs. One reason why many choose to forego a traditional 4-year degree in favor 2 year degrees or training programs is the lower tuition and, in some cases, employer contributions which can bring college costs down to near zero. Many tech school grads leave with little to no debt and a solid job.

Another reason some chose this route had to do with their career goals. Some skills are faster and cheaper to learn at a technical school, such as machining, electrical, and other trades.

Others have family ties. As Senior Alexandria Wetsten says, “I am following my Dad and my Uncle’s footsteps by going into CNC Tool & Die this fall.”

For more on Slinger students’ career plans, check out Abbie Schmidt's article on students entering universities, and Robby Timmler’s article on military options.