A nationwide shortage of trade workers had led many businesses and politicians to support more trade education and apprenticeship programs. I addressed this in a previous blog. What is meant by apprenticeship? The term is loosely used to describe a variety of on-the-job training (OJT) programs, but true...

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College dropout rates are higher than you think. The number of students who haven’t completed the courses require to graduate are higher than you might believe, as well. If there’s any good news to this scenario, it’s that both dropout and non-completion rates are improving. Still, the National...

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The high cost of a traditional four-year college degree has created a growing student loan problem. The struggle to pay off this debt after graduating from college has a trickle-down effect that is becoming so evident in certain areas that it’s drawn the attention of the federal government. At the...

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The National Center for Education Statistics reports that about four million high school students will be seniors this year. Many have already begun to finalize their plans for what happens after they graduate – and a growing number are deciding the next step may not be a traditional four-year college...

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Did you know that one out of every four adults in the United States is currently paying off their student loan debt? There are more than 44 million Americans who owe a combined $1.5 trillion in student loans. Imagine receiving your college diploma one day, and then getting a statement from a financial...

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It’s mostly invisible and we don’t think about it until it stops working, so we might not think that there’s much new in the way of plumbing. But today’s plumbers are discovering that technology is transforming the trades. Plumbing is an entire industry onto itself and parts of it are being revolutionized...

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Ouch. The cost of a college degree can be downright painful to contemplate if you’re thinking of heading in that direction. According to Forbes, tuition and fees at colleges and universities have grown by more than 1,200 percent over the past 30 years. Many students and their parents look at the steep...

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If you’re in high school right now, you’ll have to work until you’re 67 years old before  being fully entitled to your Social Security retirement benefits. It means you’ll be working for 50 years or maybe even more. Deciding on a career and your next level of education has never been more important...

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Every generation becomes known by their shared characteristics. One of these traits for GenerationZ is practicality, and it’s why there’s a gradual uptick in interest in vocational schools as opposed to four-year colleges. Gen-Z practicality follows the thought process that success isn’t just measured...

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