Weighing the Advantages of Technical Colleges

High school graduations are just around the corner. Across the nation some schools have already started their final semester. Life decisions are about to be made. And knowing that attending a technical or career training school is a viable option is increasingly beneficial in our society today. In this week’s blog article we help weigh the advantages of technical colleges.

With more and more young people completing postsecondary studies, data has proven that successfully entering an inflating professional job market is growing more difficult with every graduating class. Learning “by the books” does not match the learning styles of roughly 35% of our population (Lake Superior State University, 2017). And some people just want to and need to start working.

That is why we have compiled 3 of the top advantages for choosing the technical and career training route. We understand here at NCE in Citrus Heights, California that this is an exciting yet difficult decision and hope to shed light on the opportunities awaiting you.

Hands-on Learning

We make this statement often in our blog posts yet are very proud of it: hands-on learning is key at NCE. A balance of theoretical and practical is vital in preparing students for the demands of the highly technical, fast-paced and continuously changing fields we offer. This balance has been proven at NCE to prepare students for positions in their chosen field and the certifications necessary to get there.

“Learning is not a spectator sport,” writes Michael Li in his article entitled The 3 Things That Make Technical Training Worthwhile. "A recent study by researchers from Bucknell University found active learners perform better than their passive peers in mechanical and electrical engineering.”

Smaller Class Size

Because of the amount of hands-on learning students experience and the professional instructors and technical services involved, class sizes of most technical and career training schools like NCE are smaller and more intimate. This allows for more attention to be given to each student, whether it’s reading about how to input a patient’s medical data into a system as a medical assistant in training, or actually doing it.

Students do not find themselves just one of hundreds enrolled in a lecture course,” states an article entitled The 5 Advantages of a Technical College Education.


Michael Li called it “breathing room.” The latter article called it “adaptability.” At NCE, both terms and their following explanations can be categorized by the term “flexibility.” Technical and career training schools offer the flexibility - whether it be time, space or even a re-do - for students to complete their training and actually learn the content.

In Michael Li’s article, he writes that technical subjects “often have steep learning curves and require long uninterrupted periods of study to master.” Yet, when conducting a case study of one of their training sessions, he found that “employees who were temporarily relieved of their duties learned over twice as fast as those who were not.”

In other words, it is important in one’s learning to have some “breathing room.” And technical and career training schools are more often those institutions that already enlist that kind of “adaptability.”

When deciding your future, we understand there are many factors that must be considered. Yet for those of you that learn by doing (and remember, that’s at least 35% of you) and want every day of your educational career to be truly your’s and meaningful, than technical and career training could be the right choice for you. Take our Career Training Readiness Quiz as well, to find out!
In other words, we are here for you. If you have any questions about when, why or how to start your training at a technical and career training school, do not hesitate to contact one of our dedicated admissions staff here today. Also, follow us on Facebook now and see how you can start making a difference at NCE.