For years there was a massive push for young people to go to college and earn a four-year degree. While choosing a path that requires a college degree is a remarkable accomplishment, one thing that happened was a dramatic drop in young people being trained in the technical trades.
Technical and trade positions are now in high demand because there is a serious workforce shortage. Additionally, these are well paying jobs with solid benefits. The average salary for an HVAC technician is over $48,000.
In addition to being a well-paying job, it is a growing field. It is predicted that the demand for HVAC technicians will grow another twenty-two percent by the year 2022. This isn’t the only field with a growing demand.
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Once a child begins to walk and talk, every parent starts to think about daycare. However, daycare may not be the best route to take when it comes to educating your children. Daycares are typically advertised as places to watch children while their parents work, go to school, run various errands, or just need to take a well-deserved break. Unfortunately, what they advertise is exactly what they deliver, simply a place to watch your children and nothing more. When a child is in the daycare age, their learning process needs to start soon, as school is right around the corner. Instead of enrolling your child in an expensive daycare that will not aid in their development, looking into a preprimary program is a healthy alternative.
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Everyone wants a quality education for their children. Education is, after all, such a basic necessity for a successful future and a successful society. There are far too many issues that result from a lack of communication or a lack of understanding, both of which could be gained through the proper educational channels. One of the most important elements of education is the understanding that education should be the base of a good community, not the byproduct of possible funding opportunities.
Education must be a priority, not a possibility. It also must be seen as the opportunity to teach children how to think, not what to think. And in order to make the biggest impact, this type of thorough, positive education needs to begin early on.
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Many people believe that speaking a second language is very important. A second language can intellectually challenge learners, and make them more open minded toward the culture in which the language is used. Most importantly, if a person lives in a region where more than one language is spoken, it can come in very handy to know all of them. It’s a well known fact that employees who are bilingual earn more than those who are not. Some will earn up to 20% more than monolingual coworkers. The reasons are clear, and many countries around the world have taken advantage of this. The region of Europe is a popular example of multiple cultures existing in close proximity. Interacting with each other will mean learning each other’s languages. This is why when English people go to France, they can speak Fren Continue reading
Are you looking for an educational program that will prepare you to enter the workforce? Or perhaps you’re looking for a new career path that can lead to consistent employment and opportunities for advancement. Since you’re likely exploring several options, you may be weighing the benefits of attending a traditional college or university versus a trade school or technical college.
The Benefits of Technical College
You may already be aware that attending trade schools or technical schools is less expensive than attending 4-year universities. The average cost to obtain a trade school degree is $33,000 as opposed t Continue reading
For most children, high school is about building a good fundamental understanding of the world and enough people skills that once you graduate with a high school diploma, you can flourish, whether you are going on to trade school, college, or into the working force.
If your child was born to be an artist, it can be hard to watch them suffer through a traditional high school experience. For the budding artist, high school can be a drab and unengaging period which can lead to poor grads, depression, and anxiety.
If you are looking for alternative high school or educational choices to help your student feel engaged, here are a few options to consider
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A college education can go a long way towards preparing a teacher to be effective in a classroom. The added required hours of observation and supervised student teaching adds to the preparation. For all of this preparation, however, knowing how to take compare of a classroom of children can seem rather insignificant when it comes time to be a parent. When the parent has a child with extreme anxiety, in fact, all of the previous educational experience came seem completely worthless.
If you find yourself the parent of a child who has a difficult time socializing and interacting with others, you can feel ill prepared for the task at hand, even if you are a trained educational professional. Helping a child with extreme anxiety find a way into a classroom or a group of friends takes a lot of energy Continue reading
Being a full time working parent can be extremely difficult at times. You do not have the same availability of time to monitor your child?s academic and social growth. You may only get a couple of hours together in the evenings, which is usually spent with dinner and homework assignments. This is not to say that working parents do not care as much about their children?s academic development, they simply have to entrust it to others. Fortunately, working parents do have options to ensure that their child is still receiving the best academic development possible.
In home academic assistance
Hiring an in home academic tutor can be beneficial, even if there isn?t one specific subject that your child is struggling in. Tutors can also be helpful in preparing a child for diffe Continue reading
Going to college is a big decision. Once a luxury locked mostly to those with wealth and status, higher education has over the years become far more accessible in many parts of the world. Last year (2016) over 20 million people attended colleges in the U.S., and that number is only increasing both in the U.S. and around the world.
But even while so many people are going to college these days, the question remains, should they? After all, a large portion of the workforce include jobs that don’t require a bachelors degree or masters degree. Many careers, especially those involving a trade, don’t even require a high school diploma. And these jobs are i Continue reading
Have you considered going back to school to achieve that degree you always desired? Does the thought of hours of lecturing and homework turn you away? Returning to school can be difficult, especially if you have other responsibilities, such as a full time job or a family. Fortunately, the internet has made obtaining a degree more convenient. With online degree programs, you can get your degree entirely online. Take the field of computer information for example. You can complete much of the required coursework in an internet setting. Online degree programs offer many benefits to the non traditional adult student.
Time management skills
For many adults, the biggest hurdle to obtaining a degree is life responsibilities. Whether you have all of the tasks that come with a ful Continue reading