What is an Apprenticeship?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jul 2, 2012 in , , | No Comments


Apprenticeships are training programs that use both classroom and on-the-job learning.

The idea of apprenticeships is to prepare people for careers in industries such as manufacturing, construction and new emerging industries (information technology, energy, etc.).

Apprenticeships help job seekers learn new skills, making them more marketable to employers seeking qualified workers.

Apprenticeship programs can be through individual employers, joint employer and labor groups, and/or employer associations.

Training–Get It!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 27, 2012 in , , | No Comments


When you get training, you get a better career future.

Once graduated from college, you’ll probably assume you’ve got all that’s needed to succeed in the workplace. Not so. A recent study found graduates have only 2% of what they need to succeed! I’ll bet that makes you wonder what you paid all of that tuition money for, right? If this study is correct, it’s time for bigger curriculum reforms at the college level. Since those reforms aren’t going to happen anytime soon, find a way to boost your value rating once you land a job. One way is to get training–either a program the company offers–or a do-it-yourself type of program. Let’s look at both.

Training and Retraining

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jan 3, 2011 in , , | No Comments

There are a few ways to pay for training and retaining, you have to know where to look.

1.) Financial Aid-if you enroll in an accredited degree college program, you may apply for aid. See the college’s financial aid personnel to determine what is available to you, then fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This student aid provides loans up to $12,500 a year for under grads, $20,500 a year for graduate programs. Some colleges are offering free or discounted tuition to the unemployed. If you don’t possess a bachelors degree, you may get a grant. Quick training programs you see on T.V. that don’t lead to degrees don’t qualify for the above mentioned program. Caution: beware of scams aimed at students seeking financial aid. Don’t pay for a list of “guaranteed scholarships”, those are not legitimate.