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Going to Trade School While Raising a Family

November 23rd, 2021

Family having fun outdoors

If you’re considering trade school but have little ones to care for at home, finding the time to dedicate to coursework and launch a new, rewarding career might seem impossible. However, thanks to the resources available through Pennco Tech and our manageable trade school programs, pursuing your career change might be easier than you think. Here, we provide useful programs we offer to prospective and current students alike, who are balancing family life with attending Pennco Tech.

Financial Aid Options Available To You

You may think that furthering your education while raising a family will be difficult given the financial burden you will be taking on. Although it may sometimes feel like it, you are not in this alone. The financial aid office Pennco Tech is dedicated to providing families with the highest quality service. During this process, we will make sure you have a clear picture of what it will cost to attend school.

Available at your convenience, our financial aid administers are dedicated to helping you by answering any questions you may have and guiding you through every step of the process. During your consultation with our financial aid team, you will receive information on the programs we offer. The following financial aid programs are available for those who qualify:

  • Scholarships
  • Private educational loans
  • Student Stafford loans
  • Grants
  • Third-party contracts
  • Veterans educational benefits

Take Advantage of Our Career Services

Our career services department is there for you to use at your disposal, from the moment you start school. The goal is to assist you in obtaining a rewarding career after you graduate allowing you to support your family. Our services include:

  • Networking and customized job search strategy: Based on your professional skills, we can help you narrow down your search ensuring you find a job suitable for you.
  • Guide to writing resumes and cover letters: Writing resumes and cover letters can be tricky. Allow our department to assist you by giving you tips on formatting and style.
  • Interview coaching techniques: A job interview can be a very stressful experience when not prepared. Practice your technique and learn how to properly interview.
  • Onsite job fairs: Job fairs are a great opportunity to network and learn what jobs are available to you. We schedule job fairs on our campus and will provide you with the information you need to gain employment.
  • Workshops developing professional skills: Take advantage of our workshops giving you a first-hand glimpse of what it’s like in the professional world.

Regardless of whether you’ve recently graduated, graduated ten years ago, or are still in high school, we are here to help you find a rewarding career you and your family can be proud of. At Pennco Tech, we also offer Pennco For Life. Through our Pennco for Life program, all alumni are eligible to return to our campuses and audit any specific term or area in which you need to update your skills from your original program – at absolutely no cost. This is a great way for alumni to advance their careers by refreshing their skills and knowledge, developing new capabilities, and keeping up-to-date with ever-changing advances in technology.

Take the First step in Choosing Your Career Path

When raising a family, your career options can seem limited. However, with the resources and guidance Pennco Tech offers students, a rewarding career isn’t out of reach for you. For more information about our programs at our Bristol, PA, and Blackwood, NJ campuses, along with the ways we can assist you in your education, contact us today.

‘I got it!!!!!I got it!’, Anthony said as he raced into the Career Services Office. He was talking about his new job. Hired by a former graduate of Pennco Tech, Anthony will begin his new career with a two-day OSHA training course.

Anthony Z. - Air Conditioning/Heating Graduate

I enjoyed all my teachers. They made it interesting and challenging. I enjoyed going back to school at the age of 48! Career Services was a big help to me. Danielle was great. She helped me with my resume and showed me how to apply. I got the job with Dietz and Watson! Pennco Tech was the right choice for me as I get ready to start my career.

Mark E. - Electrician Graduate

I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help…I just got a full time job at Kennedy Healthcare in Stratford, NJ as a Patient Services Representative. Thank you again.

Maria Z. - Medical Assisting Administrative Graduate