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The Community College Career Track [electronic Resource]

How To Achieve The American Dream Without A Mountain Of Debt

By Thomas (Thomas J.) Snyder

"Get a good education without massive debt, and enter a field that's actually hiring. In coming years, millions of great jobs will be opening up in growth areas like advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, health care, information technology, and sustainable energy. These jobs can pay as well as, or much better than, the average income for four-year college graduates. They generally offer high levels of day-to-day satisfaction. And the path to all of them begins in the community colleges. In The Community College Career Track, Tom Snyder gives young people and their parents, as well as mid-life career changers, a practical, inspiring guide to taking that path and completing it successfully.The old model of a bachelor's degree leading to a good job and career has broken down for large numbers of young people, many of whom graduate college only to work in a career that doesn't require a degree. Meanwhile, millions of productive American white collar and blue-collar workers have been laid off and need retraining for second careers. This book helps you find a new way forward. Offers insights on how to save money over a lifetime through an affordable college education that provides high-paying jobs Author Tom Snyder is the president of Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana's statewide community college system and the largest singly accredited community college system in the country Author Tom Snyder has confronted the education-jobs mismatch from both sides, first as a highly successful business executive and now as an award-winning educator. Follow his efficient, affordable, and rewarding path to a great career and a satisfying life"-- Provided by publisher.

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Ebook

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2012

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9781118287286


Format: Ebook
Author: Snyder, Thomas (Thomas J.)
Summary: "Get a good education without massive debt, and enter a field that's actually hiring. In coming years, millions of great jobs will be opening up in growth areas like advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, health care, information technology, and sustainable energy. These jobs can pay as well as, or much better than, the average income for four-year college graduates. They generally offer high levels of day-to-day satisfaction. And the path to all of them begins in the community colleges. In The Community College Career Track, Tom Snyder gives young people and their parents, as well as mid-life career changers, a practical, inspiring guide to taking that path and completing it successfully.The old model of a bachelor's degree leading to a good job and career has broken down for large numbers of young people, many of whom graduate college only to work in a career that doesn't require a degree. Meanwhile, millions of productive American white collar and blue-collar workers have been laid off and need retraining for second careers. This book helps you find a new way forward. Offers insights on how to save money over a lifetime through an affordable college education that provides high-paying jobs Author Tom Snyder is the president of Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana's statewide community college system and the largest singly accredited community college system in the country Author Tom Snyder has confronted the education-jobs mismatch from both sides, first as a highly successful business executive and now as an award-winning educator. Follow his efficient, affordable, and rewarding path to a great career and a satisfying life"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The community college career track [electronic resource] : how to achieve the American dream without a mountain of debt / Thomas Snyder.
Publisher Date: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2012.
Subject: Community colleges -- United States Community college students -- Vocational guidance -- United States. College student orientation -- United States BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers / General EDUCATION / Higher.
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Format: Ebook
Author: Snyder, Thomas (Thomas J.)
Summary: "Get a good education without massive debt, and enter a field that's actually hiring. In coming years, millions of great jobs will be opening up in growth areas like advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, health care, information technology, and sustainable energy. These jobs can pay as well as, or much better than, the average income for four-year college graduates. They generally offer high levels of day-to-day satisfaction. And the path to all of them begins in the community colleges. In The Community College Career Track, Tom Snyder gives young people and their parents, as well as mid-life career changers, a practical, inspiring guide to taking that path and completing it successfully.The old model of a bachelor's degree leading to a good job and career has broken down for large numbers of young people, many of whom graduate college only to work in a career that doesn't require a degree. Meanwhile, millions of productive American white collar and blue-collar workers have been laid off and need retraining for second careers. This book helps you find a new way forward. Offers insights on how to save money over a lifetime through an affordable college education that provides high-paying jobs Author Tom Snyder is the president of Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana's statewide community college system and the largest singly accredited community college system in the country Author Tom Snyder has confronted the education-jobs mismatch from both sides, first as a highly successful business executive and now as an award-winning educator. Follow his efficient, affordable, and rewarding path to a great career and a satisfying life"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The community college career track [electronic resource] : how to achieve the American dream without a mountain of debt / Thomas Snyder.
Publisher, Date: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2012.
Description: 1 online resource.
Subjects: Community colleges -- United States
Subjects: Community college students -- Vocational guidance -- United States.
Subjects: College student orientation -- United States
Subjects: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers / General
Subjects: EDUCATION / Higher.
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Includes index.
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Contents: Machine generated contents note: Part I. The Best Higher Education Value in AmericaChapter 1. Why Community College Is a Great Choice for Almost Every StudentChapter 2. Affordable for All: Paying for Community College and Lowering Your Total Higher Education CostsChapter 3. Scholarships and Financial AidChapter 4. It's Not Where You Study, It's What You Study: Why Everyone Should Consider a STEM-Related or Health Care-Related Career and Why Community College Is the Best Place to StartPart II. Great Community College Options -- and You Can Choose More Than OneChapter 5. The Smart Start to a Bachelor's Degree: How to Use Community College as a Stepping Stone to a Bachelor's DegreeChapter 6. Two-Year Degrees and One-Year Professional Certificates: Gateways to Great Jobs and CareersChapter 7. On Campus or Online?Part III. Getting Ready for Community CollegeChapter 8. What You Should Do to Prepare for College Level Work if You Are Now in High SchoolChapter 9. What You Should Do to Prepare for College Level Work if You Are a Career Changer Chapter 10. Self-Assessment Tools to Help You Prepare for the Tests That Determine Where You Start in College Part IV. How to Succeed in Community CollegeChapter 11. If You're Going to Community College Directly from High School as a Full-Time StudentChapter 12. If You're Going to Community College as a Part-Time Student or a Career Changer: Juggling Classes, Homework, Your Job, and the Rest of Your Life Conclusion: Achieving the American DreamAppendix: The Higher Education America Needs: Win-Win Partnerships Between Community Colleges and EmployersAppendix: Additional ResourcesNotesAcknowledgmentsIndex.
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