Week in Review

Feb/06/2019 - 4:52pm

The appeal of technical courses among today’s high school graduates

 

Today’s tech companies realize the benefits that young college graduates can bring to their organizations, from their lifelong immersion in technology to their penchant for developing new and exciting innovations.

Many of these graduates receive their education from career colleges, often referred to as technical schools. These …

Feb/06/2019 - 4:50pm

The appeal of technical courses among today’s veteran learners

Typical veterans don’t exactly match the image of skinny jeans-wearing, chai-latte-sipping tech workers. Still, that doesn’t mean veterans aren’t well suited for tech jobs.

Today’s tech companies realize the benefits that college graduates with military backgrounds can bring to their organizations, from the ability to think on their …

Feb/06/2019 - 4:47pm

Pre-College Checklist

Interested in going to college? Here are five things to keep on your pre-college checklist as you prepare to continue your education through a career training program.

Take IAF’s career assessment to pick an area of interest

IAF has a quick career assessment to help you figure out which of the four major occupation areas …

Feb/06/2019 - 4:44pm

Four reasons why recent high school graduates excel at career colleges

Career colleges are sometimes thought of as an option just for older adults seeking a career change. But they can be a great choice for recent high school graduates who haven’t yet joined the workforce. Instead of committing to a four-year program at a traditional …

Feb/06/2019 - 4:42pm

How much is automotive school?

For the last decade or more, cost has dominated almost every conversation about college enrollment.

The media reports almost daily on the rising cost of tuition at all types of higher education institutions, from state schools to elite universities. Many schools have come to realize exactly how important it is to a …

Feb/06/2019 - 4:39pm

Are medical assistant classes hard?

It’s the question on most potential students’ minds. No matter what program they are thinking about enrolling in, they inevitably want to know: How hard are the classes?

This is a particularly common question for programs involving the medical profession. Courses that focus on the human anatomy, diseases and illnesses as well …

Feb/06/2019 - 4:36pm

How Hard is Welding School?

Imagine yourself sitting in a harness, hanging from an overhead beam with your welding helmet, gloves and torch. You’re hard at work fusing large pieces of metal together to construct or repair a bridge, building or other structure.

Now imagine yourself working in a professional or personal welding shop where you’re in …

Feb/06/2019 - 4:33pm

Where Do Medical Assistants Work?

Public and private hospitals, the VA, clinics, retirement homes, specialty providers — the scope of the health care world can be overwhelming.

But that’s exactly what makes it a viable industry in which to pursue a career. These facilities are staffed with far more than doctors and nurses. With countless professionals carrying …

Feb/06/2019 - 4:28pm

How Long Will It Take Me to Finish Automotive School?

Sleek cars, high-speed engines, and a career field where jobs appear to be unlimited.

As if those weren’t enough advantages for the automotive repair field, careers in this industry hold another major benefit over other types of jobs that require technical skills: You aren’t required to spend …

Feb/06/2019 - 4:25pm

What Today’s Students Should Know About the Economic Benefits of Education

As we lay out in our Road Map to Student Success, career training is a path that’s unique for each student. That’s why we offer several scholarship programs that are geared toward different types of students, and we work with hundreds of schools across the …

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