I'm not sure if this is a concern for you or not but most of the technical schools that I know of do not lead to college - rather, they teach you the skills that you need to know for the work you will be doing right out of high school. As a result, the specific work that you are doing is not as detailed as the work that say a college graduate might be doing, because they have not had the same training. For some people, that is exactly what they want, because they don't need to take the classes that will not help them (i.e. history) but just take classes like networking. However, there is certainly something to be said for a well-rounded education that can only come through the traditional high school-college route. They lead to higher-paying, but more difficult jobs, and you will know more as a person about more things.
It really comes down to where do you see your life heading. Do you think you are ambitious and plan on working really hard and "MUST" have an extremely high paying job, or do you feel that the extra work would be a waste of time since you never plan on going that far.
A good example comparing the two:
A student from a technical high school will be a systems administrator making 60k/yr (not bad money but that probably won't raise too much in the future)
A student from a university will be an electrical engineer making 120k/yr and have a much broader background and be able to fall back on their broad education.
The technical high school student will not have had to put too much work in to get where he is, but the student from the university has had a hard eight years of work including in subjects that do not directly relate to his field. The student from the university could easily get the technical high school student's job (although I am not sure why you would want to after putting in all that work), but the technical high school student could never get the university student's job (unless he got his GED and went to a university, which really defeats the entire purpose of the technical high school in the first place).
More education always leads to more choices. The question is do you need that education or is it unnecessary for what you want to do. It is a tough decision to make but you have to decide in what general direction do you see your life heading.
I hope I explained that well and that it was helpful.
edit: There are always chicks at parties which you can go to regardless of what school you go to, that shouldn't be your main concern with this choice. This post has been edited by anon123: Oct 23 2005, 06:04 PM