Finding Your Career Path: Traditional College, Trade School, or RAMP Program

When it comes to finding employment, high school students who are undecided about their career paths have three main options: traditional college, trade school, or the RAMP program offered by Coryer Staffing.

Traditional college has been the go-to option for higher education for decades, providing a broad education in various subjects, including math, science, humanities, and social sciences. However, trade schools have gained popularity as an alternative option in recent years. Trade schools offer hands-on training and certifications in various skilled trades, such as welding, plumbing, and electrical work. Both options can lead to successful careers, but which one is best for you ultimately depends on your career goals, financial situation, and personal preferences.

Trade schools are generally less expensive than traditional colleges, with an average cost of around $33,000 compared to $127,000 for a four-year college, according to Forbes. Additionally, trade schools often have shorter programs, which means you’ll spend less time in school and can enter the workforce sooner. This can help you save money on tuition, room and board, and other related expenses. Trade schools focus on providing hands-on training in a specific skill or trade, which can provide a more direct path to employment since graduates often have the skills and certifications necessary to enter the workforce immediately.

The RAMP program offered by Coryer Staffing is specifically designed for high school students who are undecided about their career paths. The program provides participants with the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications while getting paid to work. Participants work alongside experienced professionals, learning the ins and outs of the industry while gaining valuable work experience. The program is free to participants, and all materials and certifications are provided at no cost.

The RAMP program is designed to meet the needs of the local workforce by partnering with local employers to identify the skills and certifications that are in high demand. This means that participants who complete the program are well-positioned to land high-paying, in-demand jobs in their local communities.

Whatever path you choose, Coryer Staffing is here to support you every step of the way. Our team of experienced staffing professionals can help you find job opportunities that align with your skills and interests, so you can build a successful career that you love. We believe that every high school student deserves the opportunity to find a fulfilling career.