Here is an article showing how valuable a trade school education can be. And this is the reason that the Promise will pay for tuition at a trade school as well as a college.

Every year, millions of high school seniors apply to college, but a good fraction of these students may not feel that a four-year degree is right for them. Even if they end up going to a traditional university and landing a stable job, they may find themselves in a career that isn’t personally fulfilling.

You may be someone who feels an altogether different calling, a desire for a vocation that deals in the concrete and material rather than the digital and abstract. Author of “Shop Class as Soulcraft,” Matthew B. Crawford, put it this way: “You can’t hammer a nail over the internet.” If this quote speaks to you, you might consider enrolling in a trade school.