Community College Career Track How to Achieve the American Dream Without a Mountain of Debt

ISBN-10: 1118271696

ISBN-13: 9781118271698

Edition: 2012

Authors: Thomas Snyder
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Description: The path to increasing numbers of today’s and tomorrow's best jobs runs through the community colleges. In The Community College Career Track, Tom Snyder gives young people and their parents, as well as mid-life career changers, a practical, inspiring guide to taking that path and completing it successfully.The old model of a bachelor's degree leading to a good job and career has broken down for large numbers of young people. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the college graduates under 25 who have a job, 49 percent do not have a job that requires a bachelor’s degree. Meanwhile, millions of productive American white collar and blue collar workers have been laid off and need retraining for second careers.The good news that Tom Snyder has to share is that millions of great jobs will be opening up in coming years in growth areas like advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, health care, information technology, and sustainable energy. At the same time, traditional trades increasingly require an ability to handle sophisticated technology, whether in automotive repair or in environmentally sustainable construction practices and building systems.These jobs can pay as well as, or much better than, the average income for four-year college graduates. They generally offer high levels of day to day satisfaction. Many of them lead to significant levels of responsibility. And once again, the path to all of them begins in the community colleges.

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List price: $11.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.55" wide x 8.43" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Thomas Snyderis a computer programmer and analyst who has been developing RPG applications for more than a decade, working to modernize them as well as to integrate them with other technologies, such as Java and QShell.nbsp;He is anbsp;Sun-certified Java programmer and formerly worked at Intel as a hardware engineer. He lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The Best Higher Education Value in America
Why Community College Is a Great Choice for Almost Every Student
Affordable for All: Paying for Community College and Lowering Your Total Higher Education Costs
Scholarships and Financial Aid
It's Not Where You Study, It's What You Study: Why Everyone Should Consider a STEM-Related or Health Care-Related Career and Why Community College Is the Best Place to Start
Great Community College Options - and You Can Choose More Than One
The Smart Start to a Bachelor's Degree: How to Use Community College as a Stepping Stone to a Bachelor's Degree
Two-Year Degrees and One-Year Professional Certificates: Gateways to Great Jobs and Careers
On Campus or Online?
Getting Ready for Community College
What You Should Do to Prepare for College Level Work if You Are Now in High School
What You Should Do to Prepare for College Level Work if You Are a Career Changer
Self-Assessment Tools to Help You Prepare for the Tests That Determine Where You Start in College
How to Succeed in Community College
If You're Going to Community College Directly from High School as a Full-Time Student
If You're Going to Community College as a Part-Time Student or a Career Changer: Juggling Classes, Homework, Your Job, and the Rest of Your Life
Conclusion: Achieving the American Dream
Appendix: The Higher Education America Needs: Win-Win Partnerships Between Community Colleges and Employers
Appendix: Additional Resources
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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