Why would you choose a career training program?
Choosing a career training program can be a significant decision in one’s academic and career journey. A credential program is a specialized education and training program that prepares individuals for a specific profession or industry by providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge.
There are several reasons why someone might choose to pursue a credential program, including:
- Career Advancement: A credential program can help individuals advance in their careers by providing them with specialized skills and knowledge that are in demand in their field.
- Higher Earning Potential: Earning a credential can increase one’s earning potential, as it demonstrates a higher level of expertise and skill in a particular field.
- Job Security: In some industries, having a credential is a requirement for certain positions, which can provide job security for individuals who hold these credentials.
- Personal Growth: Pursuing a credential program can also be a form of personal growth and development, as it allows individuals to expand their knowledge and skills in a particular area.
- Credentials can be stand alone to lead to a job or can enhance a degree to have that something extra that makes you more marketable.
Career training programs provide practical training that is directly related to the requirements of specific jobs. This can help individuals develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their chosen field.
- Career Readiness: By completing a skills-based career credential training program, individuals can demonstrate to potential employers that they are job-ready and possess the skills needed to excel in their chosen profession.
- Job Placement Assistance: Many skills-based career credential training programs offer job placement assistance to their graduates. This can be a valuable resource for individuals who are just starting out in their careers and may not have an extensive network of professional contacts.
- Flexible Scheduling: Many skills-based career credential training programs offer flexible scheduling options that allow individuals to balance their education with work and other commitments.
- Faster Completion Time: Unlike traditional degree programs, skills-based career credential training programs can be completed in a shorter amount of time, often in just a few months. This can help individuals get started in their careers more quickly.
Great Jobs KC is KC Scholars newest program designed to remove barriers for adults who want to earn a larger, stable income.
Great Jobs KC provides access to fully funded short-term, flexible, skills-based career training program.
- Short Term = less than a year to complete most programs (some are just weeks).
- Flexible = programs offered virtually, in-person, on-line, or even hybrid.
- Skills-Based = programs emphasize in-demand skills for, well-paying careers valued by employers.
Career Support = assist graduates in securing good jobs through the KC Scholars employer network.
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