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Career colleges help develop necessary skills for jobs

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On December 27, 2014

(BPT) – Education is not a one-size-fits-all system. Each higher education institution has its own unique culture, and the goals of each student are not the same.

Some students are fresh out of high school and looking forward to the social opportunities that a public university will give them. Some are single parents, already working full-time jobs, who just want to go back to school and quickly get a degree in pursuit of a better job. For these latter students, a four-year university may not be the right fit for their needs. Instead, career colleges may be the best way to go.

According to a recent article in Business News Daily, many people are recognizing the importance of skills training in the workplace as it relates to their chances of a promotion and increase in pay. These people are turning to career colleges because they know they can quickly learn the skills they are lacking, and start moving up the professional ladder through the programs offered.

“[Career colleges] are focused on providing students with hands-on learning and quick degree completion, which helps develop a trained workforce for employers, and can positively impact the economy. Without question, education is one of the biggest factors with regard to economic advancement in today’s society, and career-focused schools play a vital role as one of many education options for students,” said Jeff Hill, Westwood College - Dupage campus president.

Demand for skilled labor plays a huge role in the economy. It is not uncommon for employers to have available jobs, but not enough trained workers to fill them. According to a recent article published by the Newark Advocate, many employers plan to grow their companies and hire more people, but aren’t sure where they will find workers with the skills they need. Companies across the country face this issue. Many businesses looking to expand or move struggle to do so because it can be difficult to find a town or city with enough skilled workers to do the jobs.

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that jobs that tend to require some form of higher education will grow faster than those you can get with just a high school diploma or less. The department also predicts a shortage of more than 35 million skilled workers over the next 30 years.

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