Free Trade School Case Study

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Every year in the month of April, Shelly’s school puts on their annual college fair. Schools that attend are from a wide variety of education styles, parts of the country, academic standard, and cost of education. All throughout high school Shelly has been a 4.0 student and almost got a 4.1 her sophomore year due to the advanced classes she decided to take, so she shouldn’t have an issue getting into school, right? Dartmouth College, Stanford, Princeton, Yale University, and Harvard University were among some of the top colleges to visit her school that day. Being the type A person Shelly was, she made a list of each college session she wanted to attend, with room to write notes under as well as a list of schools she could care less about, and that list included schools such as Portland Community College, Lane Community College, Clackamas Community College, and the rest of community colleges in her area. As she sat in the main gym with the rest of her junior class eagerly awaiting the dismissal for the sessions, her principal made one last announcement, …show more content…
The main social economic implication faced while attending a trade school is the opportunity costs that come along with trade schools. One opportunity cost may include that individuals graduate with very specific skills rather than a wide variety. With a wide variety of skills, college graduates have the opportunity to change jobs or get into a different field of their major whereas trade school graduate’s skills only allow them to do one specific job. Another opportunity cost that comes with trade schools is wages. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, lawyers who took the traditional route of college make around $136,260 compared to a mechanical engineer who took the trade school route only make $87,140

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