Bad job market good for schools
on Wednesday,January 21,2009 21:01
As the economy heads south and unemployment north, many people consider going back to school to beef up their credentials or learn a new trade.
Already last September, Career Builder's Industry Trends Survey reported that 26 percent of workers planned to go back to school for additional training or a higher degree.
Four months later, things are still going in the same direction. Jennifer Kedrowski, director of graduate programs for Kaplan, says that the company has seen a double-digit increase in interest in its graduate school test prep programs in the last three months, according to Daily Toreador, the Texas Tech college newspaper.
Danny Lund, an electronic media and communications major at Texas Tech, decided to enter grad school in the fall. "I think it's a smart idea to stay in school to best prepare yourself for the job opportunities that will open up once the economy bounces back," he told the newspaper.
Career schools are seeing a particularly high level of interest from prospective students this year.
Max Caldwell, of Towers Perrin's Workforce Effectiveness practice, recommends that prospective students research the industry from the point of view of job prospects before starting a training or degree program, according to CNN Money.
Besides full-time degrees, schools also offer a wide array of less expensive and time consuming programs, including continuing education.
- Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
- Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
- Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
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- Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
- Laptop computers are issued to each student at the beginning of their program.
- Provides programs in health care, business, information technology, and graphic arts.
- Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
- Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
- Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
- Has a team of about 4,000 faculty members focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
- Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
- Provides program coordinators who work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
- Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
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- Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
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- Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
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