If You’re Considering a Vocational School…

Going to a vocational school, also known as a trade, career or correspondence school, can be an effective way to train for a skilled job as an automotive technician, medical assistant, electronics technician, or any of a number of other positions. Before you commit to a school, though, it’s a good idea to research its training program, its record of placing graduates in jobs, and its fees.

The FTC recently revised its Vocational School Guides: they advise schools to make sure their key claims are truthful, and not deceptive. Basically, ads for vocational schools shouldn’t misrepresent the school’s accreditation, the qualifications of its teachers, the job prospects for its graduates, and the likelihood of its students getting financial aid.

If you’re thinking about getting training at a vocational school, read Choosing a Vocational School. To report a problem with a vocational school’s advertising, contact the FTC.

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