As a high school guidance counselor, your responsibilities include working one-on-one with students, assisting them with academic and career plans. Some young people may choose to apply to traditional four-year colleges and universities, while others may wish to enter the workforce sooner. Pennco Tech, a vocational school that provides career-focused education in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, offers useful resources for guidance counselors as they discuss post-graduation options with high school students.
Regarded as a premier trade school in the Tri-State region, Pennco Tech has been providing its students with high-quality education and training since 1973, allowing them to pursue meaningful careers in various industries. Recognized by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), we offer award-winning programs at both our Bristol, PA, and Blackwood, NJ, campuses. Our courses are led by dedicated instructors who have a passion for passing along their knowledge and professional experiences.
With an effective combination of classroom and hands-on training, our courses are designed to provide students with the necessary skills for a variety of promising career paths. The educational programs offered at Pennco Tech include:
High school seniors must decide which career avenue is best for them. As a guidance counselor, you can help students understand the benefits of selecting a vocational school, as well as the traditional college route. This can help them weigh these options and select the ideal path. Benefits of a trade training program like Pennco Tech include:
For high school students, continuing their education at a four-year university is a major financial investment. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), it generally costs more than $20,000 per year to attend a four-year college. Multiply that by four years, while considering important factors like room and board, meal plans, and others, the cost can increase significantly. Typically, trade programs are less expensive, allowing students to focus more on their studies and less on the financial commitment.
When it comes to preparing for a rewarding profession, there’s no substitute for authentic, on-the-job training. The hands-on education students receive at Pennco Tech can better prepare them for when they are ready to enter the workforce. They can gain the required skills necessary to apply for positions in their preferred field as soon as they graduate.
One of the biggest advantages of a trade program over traditional secondary education is the shorter pathway to graduation. While enrollment timeframes at Pennco Tech vary by program, we offer a faster route to a career than many conventional colleges and universities.
Depending on the school, customary universities and colleges can have large classes, preventing students from receiving the personalized tutoring they may require. Pennco Tech’s programs feature small class sizes, permitting students to take advantage of one-on-one training.
Investing in their future can be one of the most rewarding experiences for students. At Pennco Tech, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to pursue a meaningful career. We strive to provide students with the financial means to attend a first-class vocational school through our financial aid services. Our administrators will walk students and their parents through every step of the financial aid process, making sure they have a clear understanding of what to expect.
Please note: Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
At Pennco Tech, we’re committed to helping our students find a profession they can be proud of. Our Career Services department provides current students, recent graduates, and alumni with the resources they need to reach their career goals. This includes:
For some high school seniors, deciding which career avenue is best for them can be a daunting decision. Guidance counselors can help seniors in their decision-making process with the helpful resources offered at Pennco Tech. If they’re interested in gaining the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain a rewarding career, they can begin by enrolling in one of the educational programs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. For more information regarding our resources for high school guidance counselors, contact us today.
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