While some schools might prepare students for the world with a general overview of the arts and the humanities, that approach isn’t very beneficial for students who are interested in immediately joining the workforce or learning a concrete skill. Founded in 1970 under the name the Diesel Institute of America, North American Trade Schools has always been firmly focused on providing tangible skills to students for immediate use upon graduation. While the original purpose was simply to prepare diesel mechanics for their jobs, the focus of the school has expanded to include career preparations for a number of different fields.
Founded in Landover, Maryland, North American Trade Schools current sees most of its classes over at the Baltimore campus. Since the school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology, students can rest assured that the skills they are learning are on the forefront of the field in question, and that their degree will be a valuable asset when the search for employment begins. And when it comes to the search for employment, North American Trade Schools are more than willing to help students search for just the right fit. Part of attending is the peace of mind that comes with knowing, before graduation, the school’s advising department will assist you in your job search. With so many leads into the local community, most students who attend North American Trade Schools find themselves gainfully employed in no time at all.
The six main programs at North American Trade Schools all provide expert training in their particular field. The original focus of the school, Diesel Technician Training, provides realistic labs and an extensive auto mechanic school. Students can earn a diploma for all the school’s programs to help them get an edge on other applicants. The Building Construction Technician program offers comprehensive training in a number of different specialized areas, including roofing, exterior finishes, carpentry, interior framing, and millwork.
Not all the programs at North American Trade Schools are based on mechanical skills. For those who enjoy the freedom of the road, CDL training provides the skills needed to start out as a truck driver, trucking and logistics manager, or local driver. Other programs at North American Trade Schools includes the Combination Welding Technology Program, the Electrical Technology program, and HRVAC.