Careers, College & You
In this month's Facts & Finds: associate degrees can be as financially rewarding as bachelor's degrees in some fields, the growing role of apprenticeship programs in meeting the needs of today's work force, certificates as a fast track to a rewarding career and more.
ACT WorkKeys is a skills assessment that helps employers select and hire a skilled workforce. In short, it's a series of tests that measure foundational and soft skills. Through profiling the skills necessary for success in specific jobs, WorkKeys can also provide employers assistance with employee selection and development.
High school biology teaches us about many of the different systems of the body. Neurology has to do with the brain; cardiology is about the heart; and respiratory deals with the lungs. So we know that a neurologist is a medical professional for the brain and a cardiologist specializes in the heart. But, is there a “respiratologist”?
It feels more important than ever in this competitive market to do everything right in your job search. But you may want to rethink some of the rules you thought you knew. If you have been using the following conventions to guide your search, experts say it’s time to refine your approach.
Jobs at a Glance is a service for Piedmont Technical College students nearing graduation, alumni and the community that provides information about local and regional job opportunities. Some great postings from employers as diverse as Norbord and Educational Television have gone up this month in fields like information technology, human resources, controls and automation and more.
If you’re not sure what career is the best fit for you, you’re not alone. People are often unsure of exactly what kind of career they want to pursue, and college students sometimes choose one major that they know about when another might be a better choice for their strengths. It can be helpful to spend some time exploring personal interests and abilities to identify what kind of career is the right fit for you.
Did you know that apprenticeship is recognized nationally as 1 of 10 innovative workforce development best practices? Apprenticeship has evolved dramatically over the past 50 years and is now found in a wide variety of occupations.
In a normal economy, more education typically means lower unemployment and higher earnings. Although there’s been a lot of concern over the last few years about the value of a college education—particularly about recent college grads being unable to find work, the data is clear that graduates are better off with even some college.
Everyone has heard the new figures on student loan debt, and they are mind-boggling. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, student loan debt in the United States has now surpassed $1 trillion—that’s more than the total owed by Americans on their credit cards or auto loans. Total student debt is more than five times what it was a dozen years ago.
We all know how tough the job market has been for the last few years, and though it’s been showing signs of improvement, one fact remains: a college education gets more important to personal and professional success every year.