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Career Training Expectations vs. Reality

Many people balk at the idea of career training. Much of this comes from the history and myths that surround career and technical education. From a historical standpoint, career training was referred to as vocational/technical education, and decades ago, it was thought of as just classes or schooling for people who weren’t on a traditional college track. Of course, this put vocational/technical education in a negative light. One myth surrounding these career training programs was that they did not provide a quality education. From there, people started forming their own opinions, and not many of them were favorable. However, data surrounding the career training of today dispels many of the negative myths. As it turns out, most of these myths are completely wrong:

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Are You ‘Job Ready’ for Your Next Career Move?

When you’re competing for jobs, employability is a key factor. You have to be job ready with the hard and soft skills employers want. Even if you have been in the workplace for some time and are looking for a change or advancement at your current company, having the right foundational skills and being able to demonstrate job readiness could be the factor that makes you stand out from the other applicants.

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9 Unexpected Industries Looking for Employees with IT Certifications

Technology is transforming every industry, so it’s no wonder why employers are looking for workers with technical expertise. At the same time, workers with the right qualifications are becoming increasingly hard to find. This is the ideal time for you to acquire new technical skills and certifications to meet the need for qualified technical talent.

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Get Back on Track: Career Training After a Layoff

No job is truly secure. In fact, more than 1.5 million Americans get laid off or fired every month. There isn’t any shame in losing your job. In fact, how you recover from a job loss tells your next boss how determined and resourceful you are. The best job candidates look at losing their jobs as an opportunity to start over and find something more challenging.

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6 Tips to Stand Out from the Millennial Workforce

Millennials represent the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. In fact, 35 percent of the labor force is made up of workers between the ages of 21-36, according to a Pew Research analysis of the last census. That means more competition for available jobs and more of a need for you to stand out.

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