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Where Should I Go For Trade School?

Consider IBT for your Career Training Needs

Are you interested in a rewarding career in the trades? If you are considering pursuing a new career in a trade such as HVAC technology or Electrical work, it is important to attend a quality, accredited institution for your career training needs. The Institute for Business and Technology, in Santa Clara, California, is an excellent choice for your education! Read on to find out more about IBT, our accredited training programs, and how you can get started in a great career in the trades in less than one year. 

At IBT, our mission is to provide focused, relevant career training in a relatively short period of time to prepare students for professional certifications and entry-level employment in the workforce. IBT offers hands-on, technical programs for students interested in in-demand careers in the trades. Whether you are more interested in HVAC technology, or becoming an electrician, IBT’s programs are designed to train students for careers with job growth and room for advancement. IBT offers training programs for Electricians and Commercial Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning, technical careers that require specialized knowledge, strong physical labor, and intelligent problem solving. Whichever trade sparks your passion, IBT has a program to train you for a challenging, successful career you can be proud of.

At IBT, our instructors are experienced in their trades, and offer students real-world expertise that makes a real difference to their training. Limited class sizes mean every student benefits from more attention and support. At IBT, that support doesn’t end at the classroom door; IBT is proud to be a close, caring community, where students, teachers, and administrative staff help and support each other so that the students’ experience is as rewarding and fulfilling as possible. IBT’s support extends to alumni as well; at IBT, graduates are welcomed to return for career-placement assistance and free refresher courses! The Career Services Department at IBT advises students and assists every graduate in the search for the employment for which he or she has been training. The Career Services department assists in the preparation of effective resumes and cover letters, helps students prepare for job interviews and completing job applications, hosts career fairs and on-campus interviewing sessions, provides professional development and individualized job placement advising. You come to IBT with a goal, and we will give you the training and support to make it happen. 

IBT’s programs are designed to be thorough and comprehensive, yet achievable in a relatively short period of time. At IBT, we want our students to get the training they need to quickly enter the workforce and earn a better living, so the Electrician and Commercial Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning programs can each be completed in as few as 10.5 months. IBT also offers flexible scheduling, with day and evening courses, because we know our students are busy people. Many of our students juggle school with part-time or even full-time jobs, and others balance their training with family responsibilities; our flexible schedules and short program lengths are designed to accommodate our students’ busy schedules. 

If you are serious about learning a trade it is essential to choose an accredited institution like IBT. Accreditation is an assurance that the school and the program you choose meet national standards. At IBT, we are monitored on the quality of our programs and instruction, and our student success, by our accrediting agencies, the Accrediting Council on Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). To maintain our accreditation, we are required to meet high standards for graduation rates and job placement rates, as well as other standards. At IBT, student success is our top priority. Visit Our Accreditation page to learn more. 

At IBT, you will get an education and training you can trust. You will also be prepared to earn industry certifications that demonstrate your knowledge and skills and can help get you hired. All of IBT’s programs prepare students to test for nationally- recognized certifications upon graduation. The Electrician program prepares students for the State of California Electrical Trainee (ET) certification, and the HVAC program prepares students to test for the EPA ESCO certification, as well as the OSHA 10 and the 410A  certifications.  

If you are ready to take the next step towards a rewarding career in the trades, contact IBT today! With IBT, you can get the training you need to immediately enter the workforce and begin a new career. Call IBT at 800-915-3562 and one of our helpful, friendly Admissions Representatives can answer your questions, schedule you a tour of our modern facility in Santa Clara, California, or help you begin the enrollment process. At IBT, we have trained thousands of students like you for success in the trades. Why not you? Make it happen with IBT!