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 article describes a partnership between a German firm trying to solve its problem of finding qualified workers for its high tech manufacturing plant. Their answer was a partnership with the local high schools and a community college that offered students training beginning in their junior year of high school, the German apprenticeship model. For kids with an interest in this kind of technical training, apprenticeships are a way for them to get the training they need to secure a well paying job without the necessity of incurring a lot of debt obtaining a college degree. In fact the article points out most people earn increasing pay as they progress through an apprenticeship program. CHARLOTTE — As a high school junior, Hope Johnson thought she had things figured out. She’d been hit with wanderlust during an academic trip to Brazil, set her sights on London’s Richmond University and hoped...
Commitment is a big part of what I am and what I believe. How committed are you to winning? How committed are you to being a good friend? To being trustworthy? To being successful? How committed are you to being a good father, a good teammate, a good role model? There's that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not? ~ LeBron James
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Cheese is a metaphor for what you want in life and the book gives young people a fun vocabulary and way to understand change and move forward in their lives. The subtitle is How to Change and Win. This cover says the book is for teens. But there is also an adult version. YPNG learned about this book from a University Professor who gives a copy to all his Freshman students every year. Read More
No matter what you dream of doing with your life, preparing yourself for more education beyond high school is your wisest plan right now. Post-high school education can provide valuable experiences that contribute to a better quality of life for you. Here is a series of videos that will show you how to make the most of you time in high school: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-careers-more/college-admissions/making-high-school-count
This article discusses what US News and World Report feels are the 20 fastest growing jobs, by industry, in which employment should grow by 30 percent or more. Read 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 originally published in The Economist's April 5th, 2014 print edition offers a candid discussion about the economic benefits of a college education. A large part of the article comments on a study of graduates from over 900 colleges that ranks the value of their degree based on a percentage return on the student’s investment in tuition. The study also discusses the return on investment from various types of degree majors. For example, engineering degrees showed good returns from almost all colleges while people graduating with an arts degree from smaller colleges earned less than the average high school graduate. This is a thought-provoking article recommended for both students and their parents. WHEN LaTisha Styles graduated from Kennesaw State University in Georgia in 2006 she had $35,000 of student debt. This obligation would have been easy to discharge if her Spanish degree had helped her land a well-paid...