Kitting For Trade Schools


While most students are enjoying the summer, schools, colleges, and trade schools are preparing to get busy again in August. A trade school, also known as a technical, career, or vocational school, provides students with hands-on training in the skills they will need for a particular field. Trade schools are designed to prepare their students to directly enter the workforce with the skills necessary to start a career in various industries.

Vocational training at a trade school is often the way for many students to go as opposed to a four-year college degree, which isn’t for everyone. Some trade schools even help students find a job to directly enter the workforce with certificate programs that can be achieved much quicker than a college degree. Vocational training is available for students to work in a wide range of industries such as:

  • Carpentry
  • Culinary arts
  • Electrical
  • Heating, venting, and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Building maintenance
  • CNC operation
  • Plumbing and pipefitting
  • Masonry
  • Welding
  • Cosmetology

These are just some areas of vocational training available to students that want to enter the workforce quickly with the skills necessary to succeed.

Trade Schools Need Hands-On Supplies and Tools Ready for Students 

In order for trade schools to prepare students, they must offer the necessary educational materials and hands-on tools or supplies actually used in the industry. This is where kitting can provide big benefits to trade schools who need to have a fresh supply of materials ready in a short period of time.

Kitting involves the process of combining various parts or products together that are otherwise sold separately, but often go together and provide a convenience for the consumer. In this case, kitting provides a convenience to teachers and students, as everyone has the same materials and tools so that demonstrations and hands-on experiments can be conducted by everyone during limited class time instruction.

Benefits of Kitting for Trade Schools

Toolkits for skilled trade school organizations provide substantial benefit to instructors who know that every student has what they need, and all students are working with the same type and brand of materials recommended for the course. Another huge benefit is recognized by students who may otherwise be unable to purchase the necessary tools and materials because they cannot afford to, they would not know where to look or what type of materials to buy.

And let’s face it, even when teachers tell students what materials to bring to class there are always a select few who show up without paper and pen, or in this case without tools and materials needed for the course. This is not always the student’s fault as many college school students struggle to afford school supplies whereas tools needed for vocational jobs are even more costly.

Providing these items to vocational students lets them know that you are investing in their future, that you trust them to use the tools correctly and you will show them the proper methods. Providing trade school students with kits applicable to their field gives them the proper preparation to learn the necessary skills and gets them more excited to continue down the path they have chosen.

Custom Kitting Services for Trade Schools

As you prepare your educational materials and curriculum for the year, make sure you have all the necessary tools available and arranged for your students. Contact an experienced kitting company like Peoria Production Solutions, PPS, who offers kitting services that you can rely on with experience in kitting a wide range of products.

PPS has more than 80 years of experience, offers the most competitive pricing available as a not-for-profit organization, and a dedicated staff trained in providing accurate and efficient kitting services.

Whether you need to assemble a toolkit necessary for carpentry apprentices, beauty and hair care products for cosmetology students, wrenches and pipefitting tools, or cookbooks and measuring cups for culinary students, PPS can put it all together for you in whatever type of packaging best meets your needs.

PPS is a fully self-sustaining not-for-profit company, focused on jobs not profits, offering the unique ability to provide high quality service at the best available cost.  We fully support investing in the bright young minds of the future, which is why we invest in our staff so heartily with training, cross training, employee reward and appreciation programs. Contact us to learn more about kitting the materials you need for your vocational training to prepare your students for a successful trade school experience.

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