New Castle School of Trades was founded in 1945 and is a premier choice of trade school for people in Pennsylvania and Ohio. They pride themselves in providing the most up-to-date and sophisticated equipment available. "At NCST we are specialists, and we specialize in teaching the skilled trades."
- Federal Financial Aid Qualified
- Job Placement Services
Federal Financial Aid Qualified
One great thing about New Castle School of Trades is that their students are automatically already qualified to receive federal financial assistance through the school or program. This can be a huge financial relief for many students as they might not be able to afford the expenses of going to school. Any financial assistance is help, and this is one area of many that students can take advantage of.
Job Placement Services
Another nice perk is that NCST has resources and services available to help students get a job in their specialized trade after they finish school. This might include interview practice, resume help, career development resources, and more. The more resources available, the better, but the fact that New Castle School of Trades does offer some job placement options is a great feature that students will need access to not only after school but while they get their education done.
New Castle School of Trades offers some great and unique resources to their students including their "What Trade is Right for Me?" quiz. Everyone should take this quiz regardless if they know what they want to do. It might expand options that you never knew was available.
- Number of Programs
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Number of Programs
It's always nice when a trade college has several different programs to choose from. New Castle School of Trades currently has programs in automotive, construction, diesel, electrical, HVAC, heavy equipment, wind and solar maintenance, machining, maintenance, motorcycles, trucking and welding. Unfortunately, this isn't as many options as other trade schools offer. Other schools can have more than 25-30 different program options to choose from. When a student researches NCST for more information, they will need to make sure that they have the program they want to specialize in since their program options are so limited in comparison to others.
One big frustration we, along with potential students might, have is that they have a lot of missing information on important details on their website. We couldn't find details on the cost of attendance, federal work study programs, graduation rates, job placement rates, and loan repayment rates. Things like the cost to go to school is a huge factor that could be a "make or break" deal for some people so not having that information available could greatly affect a student's decision to go with one trade college or another. Also, not being able to find these pieces of information not only affects potential students but also greatly affects New Castle School of Trade's Overall Score.