LOVES PARK, Ill (WIFR) — “Half of students coming out of high school aren’t even aware of trade programs at all,” says President of Metal Supermarkets Nick Voigt. A new study by Metal Supermarkets shows just that.

Ending the trade school stigma

Two out of every three participants in the 500 person study said they didn’t know enough about trade schools to have an interest. Almost 70 percent say guidance counselors didn’t discuss the option.

“They don’t realize the benefits of only going to a two year program as opposed to a four year, the significant costs that is a lot less than college,” says Voigt. The average cost of trade school is $33,000 opposed to the average cost of getting a

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