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What is an Apprenticeship?

Myth: Apprenticeships are only for jobs like construction or manufacturing.. Fact: The reality is: Professions across the country hire apprentices! Careers in cutting hair, culinary arts, fashion, herbology and horticulture, computers and electronics, and even beekeeping are all fields where you can start as an apprentice. Getting a technical degree in one of these fields … Read More

The 5 Best Trade Schools in NJ

For anyone who is uninterested in a four-year degree, but wants to enhance their skillset, trade school may be the perfect option for you. Some common reasons trade school is a better fit for you: Bachelor’s Degree programs seem to offer unessential knowledge You want to learn practical skills to earn more money Bachelor’s Degree … Read More

A Guide to Returning to College as an Adult

Returning to College as an Adult: Whether you are looking to get started on your education, finish it, or switch careers, it’s never too late to go to college. The Lumina Foundation reports that 38 percent of undergraduate students are older than 25, 58 percent work while enrolled in college, and 26 percent are raising children. … Read More