Here is a link to an article about the advantages for someone interested in getting a four year degree or starting their college career at a community college for two years and then transferring. Read More
This is and article from the Wall Street Journal that talks about the difficulty businesses are having recruiting young people to enter high tech sales jobs. The author points out that many people feel these kinds of jobs are risky and that sales careers have a stigma. But the sales positions described in this article pay about twice what you can earn at an average administrative job. For those of you who are outgoing and have an interest in sales and marketing, these kinds of high sales positions are something you should investigate. Read More
Here is a US News and World Report article on six ideas on ways to attend college without using student loans. Some new ideas that are worth a read and could help reduce if not eliminate your student deb. Learn More
If you are a veteran or currently in the guard or reserve, the On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program offers you an alternative way to use your VA (GI Bill) education and training benefits. These GI Bill benefits make apprenticeships an even more attractive way to train for a high paying job. Read More
This article talks about several jobs where there are projected to be limited growth opportunities and also mentions jobs where there are excellent future growth prospects. We have recommended this article to show YPNG members the range of salaries as well as the likely future demand for certain skills that should be part of the research any member does as part of deciding on a career pathway. Any career that you are considering should be measured against these kinds of future growth prospects. The importance of knowing the likely demand for any career is why future prospects are discussed in all YPNG’s Mentor articles. Fed up with your current job and ready to seek greener pastures? A career change can allow you to follow your passions, pursue your dreams, and expand your horizons. But beware of transitioning into one of these careers, whose low median annual salaries and declining...
Internships Paid internships offer you the opportunity to earn while you learn much like an apprenticeship. The main difference is that most apprenticeships involve the construction trades and can take up to five years to complete while a paid internship usually involves either a technical or white-collar job and can be completed in a shorter period of time and can last as little as a few months or one or two years. For example, one of the longest internships YPNG has listed is to train to become an auto technician. This involves six months working with techs at the dealership and then up to two years supplementing you r training at a technical school where you learn more about how to maintain th e types of vehicles sold at the dealership sponsoring your internship. There are also internships for both college and high school students that last for only...
This is an article that points out some areas where technical training can provide young people with careers that pay as well those requiring college. Many welling programs can be taken in low cost or free community colleges with work/study or apprenticeships where you earn while you learn. Read more.
Among bachelor’s degree graduates from the Class of 2016, those from the STEM disciplines are expected to receive the highest starting salaries, according results of NACE’s Winter 2016 Salary Survey. The top three projected salaries are for engineering, computer sciences, and math and sciences graduates. Continue Reading
There are many opportunities for scholarships. Especially attractive are scholarships from the IT sector, which is one of the sectors that grew the fastest din recent years. It would be a benefit for you if you have some previous experience in developing Web and Andorid application, it can help you as a reference when applying for a scholarship. I want to suggest you that look for additional answers at www.heysuccess.com where you can explore the many opportunities for scholarships from around the world. You also have the option to set search parameters: location where you want to study, which sector, language, partially or fully paid etc. As proof you can look at a number of success stories of students who utilize this at https://www.heysuccess.com/heysuccess/testimonials. All I’m saying is from personal experience. In this way I started an international internship program.