I think it's totally a personal preference. Some people prefer to go to college first and earn that degree to fall back on. Others would rather go the year off route. Neither of them are bad choices it just depends on the person
I think it would depend on what career you're interested in and what colleges in your area offer. For me, college was the best choice because I was pursuing equine business. If you're wanting to train, you could choose either path.
Going to college could open up a whole lot of opportunities that you might not otherwise have, but taking a year off and apprenticing could give you valuable experience and opportunities to work and train so you can see if training really is what you want to pursue.