California Career Training College Offers Students Opportunity to Become Confident Job-Seekers
October 28, 2014 Carson, California
InterCoast College alumna, Heather Chapman, credits the college for providing her with the tools to a successful nursing career
With a diverse student body coming from all walks of life, the InterCoast College campus located in Carson, Calif. focuses on guiding students through every step of their educational journey.
InterCoast College is a private career college designed to provide associates degree and diploma level career programs that prepare students to succeed in specialized fields of allied health, legal, business and trade industries.
The structured and goal-oriented curriculum at the California career training college empowers individuals to achieve their own definition of success by preparing students for the future they envision. The small class settings and professional course work encourage students to be ready and confident in their abilities well before they start applying for positions.
The post-graduate experience is considered just as important as the education itself at InterCoast College. By placing an emphasis on the job search process and giving insight on interview techniques, resume reviews and keeping an up-to-date listing of available jobs, students are afforded a smooth transition into their chosen professions.
“The curriculum really prepares people who come in with the mindset to learn,” said Shirley Green, a staff member at the California career college for the last eight years.
Green, who has worked with and inspired hundreds of students during her time at InterCoast College as a professional development instructor, prepares students for not only their education but also future expectations.
The professional development course she teaches focuses on strategies that assist students in their studies and identify what type of learner they are. It also helps them develop resumes and acquire skills that will help them stand out in an interview.
One of the biggest advantage that students give credit to for their success is the smaller classes that allow more direct interaction with professors, something Green agrees with.
“Small class sizes give students the opportunity to connect with instructors as well as other students,” said Green. “No one is hidden in a large crowd which makes students feel comfortable in their environment.”
The California career training college also provides activities that encourages students to take on the behavior of their future professions. Activities such as public speaking exercises and computer software training assist in developing skills that don’t come directly from the textbook and will have far reaching consequences.
For Green, working for a career college that strongly supports its students and is rooted in helping others reach success has proven to make coming to work much more rewarding.
“When you enjoy what you’re doing, it doesn’t feel like work,” said Green. “When you work somewhere that makes a difference in people’s lives, you become part of making that difference.”