Unfortunately it's not a simple question at all, because so much depends on your specific situation and opportunities. You have to look at your education as an investment of your time and money and decide if it really pays. As an adult responsible for your own life, you will want to do this research before you invest years of your time and borrow thousands of dollars.Simple question before I decide to jump in this career field. Does going to trade school offer job opportunities that you can’t get going straight into an apprenticeship?
Short answer, IMO and based on what I see locally, trade school seldom your best investment of time and money, and some of them are terrible.
For example, consider if you can get into an IBEW apprenticeship now or in the next year or two, you can be making so so wages with great benefits soon, and top wages and great benefits for thirty years after that, with a highly regarded classroom program included. If that's the case then it's very unlikely that trade school will improve your opportunities enough to justify the investment in time and money.
Every pizza place in town uses the same boxes that say "BEST PIZZA IN TOWN." But in reality, most of them actually suck. If a trade school can open doors to better jobs that you can't get otherwise, there's a good chance it could pay for itself. But they ALL say they can open doors for you that way, and can be very convincing prospects about it - it's in every school's sales pitch. Don't go by what it says on pizza boxes, or what the admissions / salesperson tells you. Don't go by online reviews either, which are very easy to work. You have to talk to prospective employers that will give you an honest answer about what jobs the trade school completion will open up to you.
Also, very often a community college will have a program that opens the exact same doors, but costs much less. In fact an associate's degree from an accredited college will usually open up more opportunities than a certificate or diploma from a trade school will. The local community colleges have programs in industrial automation that cost about $10,000.00 for two years and land graduates great jobs. That's an excellent investment of their time and money.