Is Career Training for You?

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Is Career Training for You?

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You might be asking yourself this very question right now. It depends on your answer to the following questions:

1. You have not completed high school.
Many career schools are able to accommodate students who never finished high school. Not every program is open to these candidates, but many are; these are the ones you should look at, especially if you need to work and do not have the luxury of returning to a high school.
 
2.  You lack specialized training.
Say you’ve completed high school or have a GED but you have no career skills. Vocational training schools are perfect for you. The skills you learn will make you stand out against all other candidates who have no further training after that basic diploma. Even if you took several electives that taught practical job skills, vocational schools focus on job-related functions with up-to-date equipment that might not have been available at your high school.

3. You are a mid-careerist who wants to make a change.
Just looking for a new job might not be the change you need. You could end up in the same sort of situation that is unsatisfying. But by thinking and planning for a real change in direction and taking the steps to get the skills to make it possible, you are taking control of your future. It is never too late. 

This article is from WorkingWorld.com