But What If I Don't Want to Go to College?: A Guide to by Harlow Giles Unger

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The right way to choose an ideal inner most tuition deals mom and dad a whole advisor to each point of non-public colleges. From army academies to state day colleges, a number of the different types of colleges are lined intimately, together with: the benefits inner most colleges supply; how one can finance inner most institution schooling; the best way to confirm a kid's academic wishes; the standards for comparing a faculty; easy methods to make sure the monetary situation of a college; and what to appear for through the campus stopover at. additionally encompasses a new part giving mom and dad a public-school alternative, describing magnet faculties, high-tech colleges and a handful of educational "super schools." With a completely up-to-date appendix on "Member colleges of the nationwide organization of self sufficient Schools."

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Certificates from many proprietary schools have little reliability. 9. Four-year colleges and universities. Many state and private fouryear colleges and universities offer extensive vocational training programs, including excellent cooperative education programs discussed earlier and listed in the directory of the National Commission for Cooperative Education. Students can enroll full time or part time and take as few or as many courses as they want or need. Like two-year community and junior colleges, you don’t have to enroll in a degree-granting program at many colleges or universities.

You’ll have to get out of college to do that. You’ll have to graduate from community or state college, and there simply is no way you’ll succeed if you took the easy way out in high school with easy courses that demanded less than your best effort. That’s why more than 40 percent of all college students never finish. They can’t. They didn’t get a quality high school education to do so—probably because they thought too much about college entrance requirements and too little about college exit requirements and the type of high school preparation needed to fulfill those requirements.

So, it’s important that the training program be broad-based and offer career training as well as job training. The other major disadvantage to beware of is an employer’s offer to train workers in labor-short markets. Be suspicious whenever you see an advertisement that says, “Carpenters wanted. No experience necessary. Will train. . ” These ads usually appear when there’s a housing boom, often in resort areas that attract young people with few nonrecreational skills. In their eagerness to profit from market conditions, some builders hire workers whose only experience may have been to help their parents complete do-it-yourself projects at home.

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