Hey 2020 and 2021 high school grads! See if you can attend community college tuition-free through the Longleaf Commitment Grant. Click here to learn more.
Answer a few questions to see what your best route to getting hired might be.
All signs point to you getting a head start on your higher education while you’re still in high school.
That’s because the Career & College Promise program allows you to have duel enrollment, so you can work on both at the same time. And since this program is also tuition free, it’s a real money-saver.
Your answers suggest on-the-job learning might be a great way to get your foot in the door.
This type of training combines hands-on learning with related classroom instruction. Apprentices earn money while learning a highly-skilled trade from an employer. State and federal certificates as well as other credentials can also be completed through an apprenticeship.
Looks like your top priority is getting the skills you need fast—so you can land a good job quickly.
Short-term training, sometimes called continuing education, comes in various forms and are all focused on helping you gain the real-world skills you need to get into—or move up in—a number of fields. These courses often lead to state licensure or a certificate upon completion.
Seems like you want the opportunities that come with a degree, but in half the time of a bachelor’s.
Associate degrees are perfect for that. They can give you a big advantage over many non-degree holders in the job market—and open up even more potential positions that were previously out of reach. You’ll have relevant skills employers want in about two years.
Great! Sounds like you plan on using community college as a stepping stone to a four-year university.
Like any associate degree, transfer degrees take about two years to complete—but this one includes general education credits that are easily transferable. It counts the same as having completed two years toward a bachelor’s degree.
Looks like your top priority is gaining real-world skills—either through on-the-job learning or continuing education.
Short-term training or an apprenticeship can help you gain the specific skills you need to get into—or move up in—a number of fields. Certificates, licensure and other credentials can be completed through these programs via hands-on learning and/or classroom instruction.