There isn't an electrician, plumber, or carpenter that I know of that would charge me less than $75 an hour, and the first hour is fully charged no matter how long the visit might be. Of course these are Master level if they are union.
Anyway, like the other answers. No one I know of gives the trade schools a bad reputation. Most stress the universities simply because that's where their kids will be going. These are kids of professional parents who themselves went to college. That's the reason colleges, not trade schools, are discussed in those families.