Most high school students are told that the only way they’ll end up with a successful career is to go to college. However, that’s simply not the case. College is one of many paths you can take after high school. Furthermore, it might not even be the right path for you. If you’re looking for a career that’s accessible and lucrative without a college degree, look to the manufacturing industry.

Manufacturing isn’t the dead-end, unskilled labor people assume it is. It’s actually one of the major pillars of the American economy and society as a whole. More than that, it’s a great option for anyone who can’t afford to go to college or simply doesn’t feel it’s the right fit. For them, our free training programs could be just what you’re looking for.

Don’t Need to Take Out Student Loans

If there is one thing that makes college unappealing, it’s the horror of student loans. College debt hangs over 43.5 million Americans. This debt holds them back from staples of the American dream, like homeownership and having kids. 

When you sign up to take one of our free training programs, you don’t need to take out college loans at all. We offer these sessions to unemployed, underemployed, and inexperienced job seekers looking to get into the manufacturing industry. You can choose training programs that are relevant to the career path you’re interested in, like welding, CNC machine operation, quality control, and more.

Hands-On Learning

Let’s be real – a classroom setting isn’t the ideal learning environment for everyone. Some people do better with hands-on learning rather than studying textbooks. If you struggled with a traditional classroom environment, you may thrive in a manufacturing training program instead.

The programs we offer lean more heavily on workshops and lab-style classes than the traditional classroom. The programs can range from 15 to 20 weeks long with a flexible schedule. This way you can balance your classes with your daily life. If you sign up for an apprenticeship, you might even get paid to learn. By the end you could find yourself building machines worth millions of dollars for major corporations, all thanks to the skills you’ve gained through hands-on instruction.

Accessible Entry Level Jobs with Room to Grow

Many entry-level jobs in manufacturing don’t require a college degree. Even better, they start between $15 and $25 an hour, depending on the field. They just require you to take a training course, and many of our courses’ instructors can attest to the success students find. Students have found great jobs straight out of the program that have utilized their new skills, and some even become instructors themselves.

Don’t worry about being stuck in a dead-end job because of a lack of degree, either. While some higher-level positions do require a college education, other promotions are more skill-based. You could be promoted to supervisor or manager by showing off leadership qualities, good work ethic, and an understanding of the equipment and products being made.

You don’t need to go to college to have a future. Your future could be in the manufacturing industry! Sign up for a training program to get started on your new career path in an industry that’s high in demand and eager to teach.