TRADE SCHOOL VS. 4-YEAR COLLEGE

Interest in trade careers in the U.S. was on the decline over the past few decades, creating a surplus in demand for skilled workers as the previous generation began to retire. Now there is a need to fill that demand, and trade schools have become a viable alternative to a traditional 4-year university.

Some advantages to attending a trade or vocational school are:

  • SHORTER DURATION 6 MONTHS VS. 4+ YEARS

  • MUCH LOWER DROP-OUT RATES 1.6% VS. 40%

  • LESS STUDENT LOAN DEBT

  • BEGIN POTENTIAL EARNINGS YEARS EARLIER

  • CAREER IN FIELD OF STUDY

  • LESS LIKELY JOB OUTSOURCING OVERSEAS

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TRADE SCHOOL VS. 4-YEAR COLLEGE, BELOW ARE SOME INTERESTING ARTICLES:

THE FAB SCHOOL DELIVERS.
WE TEACH REAL LIFE SKILLS THAT DIRECTLY LEAD TO A CAREER.

We take pride in providing a curriculum unlike any other trade school out there. We match theory with hands-on shop training, then we smash it together with real-life applications like off-road, aerospace, automotive and manufacturing. Check out some of these stats:

95%

Career Placement ¹

97%

On Time Graduation ¹

1.2m

Available Jobs ²

Every year we expand and improve upon our programs to include the best equipment, latest technology, and leading instructors the industry has to offer. Our students graduate with the tools required to launch and achieve their career goals.

JOBS AVAILABLE THROUGH 2028*

Trade skilled professionals are reaching retirement age, and the pipeline of replacement laborers is not enough to fill the demand. Hands-on trade careers are on the rise in the U.S. and offer a great opportunity for long-term growth and business ownership.

TOOL OPERATORS – 144K
MACHINISTS – 469K
WELDERS – 424K
FABRICATORS – 77K
LAMINATORS – 21K
SHEET METAL WORKERS – 143K

*Data per Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

THE FAB SCHOOL EMPLOYER PARTNERS

We partner with over 700 employers to help place our students and alumni in exciting hands-on careers. Check out a few of these great companies:

LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCED!

We have hand-picked some of the top industry professionals to join The Fab School as instructors, each possessing over 10 years of experience in the fabrication and machining fields. Our instructors take pride in passing their skills, expertise, and industry knowledge to the students while preparing them for an exciting hands-on career.

GRADUATE SUCCESS STORIES

Tim Rasmussen

Owner of Viking Metal Craft

2009 Graduate

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Tim Keehnel

Fabricator at Bink Industries, Past: John Richards Company

2012 Graduate

Nate Haugh

Owner of Bink Industries

2012 Graduate

Austin Arnal

Fabricator at Aerojet Rocketdyne, Past: SpaceX

2017 Graduate