Taking a Closer Look at Local Trade Schools

March 12, 2018, 2:47 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — $150,000 — That’s the average cost of tuition and fees at a four-year private college by the time a student graduates.

Deciding to continue education after high school presents a crossroads and, often times affordability is the deciding factor.

For many reasons, traditional four-year colleges aren’t always an option for everyone. Today, we take a closer look at local trade schools.

Growth in industry and employment opportunities are helping boost hands-on training and quick job placement that can be done in as little as two years.

Arclabs Welding School is one of those institutions that develops specialists across myriad industries including transportation, construction, and automotive. We’ll talk about some of those local opportunities and an upcoming event.

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