I'm wondering if y'all can steer me in the right direction. I'm 17 and in the last few months of my highschool career. I haven't really planned on going to college, mainly just looking to start welding out of highschool. My welding teacher (through tradeschool) said that I'm fairly good at it for being so new to it and that he will help me get into a training/school for welding. It's a school that trains you for jobs that are located near by (Austal) and they have a high employment ratio. I know that I won't be making as much as if I went to college but I don't have the grades for it, plus I've just always imagined working with my hands for a living. What do y'all think about my plan based on real life experiences?