Attending college is a smart move for anyone graduating from high school who wants a post-secondary education leading to a career with good earning potential, for people who are looking to change careers, or for non-Canadians with employment visas or new Canadians who want to upgrade their skills in order to find employment in this country.
After High School, a Career College Can be Your Best Option
- A career college has advantages over a university education:
- It’s less expensive.
- You can be accepted even if you aren’t a top academic.
- You can begin training throughout the year, rather than only at the start of a semester.
- Classes are smaller.
- Courses are shorter, which means you can be out and earning more quickly.
- There is a lot of practical training and you need more determination than academic aptitude to be successful.
- A post-secondary education is better than a high school education:
- You will have a career, not just a job.
- Your potential for good earning now and in the future will be better.
- You will have an advantage over a high school graduate when seeking employment.
- Many courses will give you practical work experience to offer an employer.
Hate Your Career? College Training Can Make a Move Possible
It is hard to make a decision to go back to school after you have been out working for a while. It is also tough if you have a family and can’t be out of the workforce for long. However, if you hate your job or find that it is a dead-end occupation with no further room for advancement or better money, the sooner you make your move to try something else, the better. A career college is the answer:
- The courses are short and you can be in a new career in a few months or in a year, or in two years, whatever is reasonable for you.
- There are flexible timetables and the college will do its best to work around your schedule if you must continue working.
- You can start your college courses almost any week of the year, the classes are small, and you will have individual help, including tutors if you need them.
- If you enroll in a course with a work term, you can earn money in your new career while still at college.
- You will be assisted in preparing a resume and will have experience in applying for a job and being interviewed before you go out into the workforce again.
Have you Been Educated or Trained In Another Country?
After being educated in another country or trained for a career in another country, a career college will help prepare you to work in this country:
- You will be able to take courses in English until you reach the level you need to function in the career of your choice. As long as you are 19 years old, have basic language skills and are able to talk, read, and write in English, you will be tested and placed in the level of study that is most appropriate for you.
- Courses are fun and interactive with lots of opportunity to communicate, and there are programs that teach conversational skills, English for the workplace, or preparation for a diploma in English as a second language (ESL).
- If you have been trained as a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in another country, you can take courses for certification and license preparation in the health care field that will allow you to work in both Canada and the USA.
For anyone graduating from high school who wants a career with good earning potential, or who wants to change careers, or is a new Canadian who has been educated or trained for a career in another country, or a non-Canadian with a work visa, a career college is a great choice. It may be your smartest move!
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