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Why Dropping Out Of School Is Unnecessary And What To Do Instead

The idea of going to school is always appealing on some level. Whether it’s the idea of learning something new, feeling accomplished, or setting yourself for some level of professional success, there are undeniable pros to completing any level of schooling.  That said, the reality of working through school can be a pretty difficult one. Everyone’s different, and circumstances lead some people to have an easier time completing school than others. Additionally, attitudes toward school and success are shifting, and the traditional model of going to college and getting a job right off of the bat is being questioned.  We’re...

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Coping With Sobriety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2020 coronavirus epidemic has caused havoc and destruction throughout the world, impacting every area of people’s lives regardless of race, creed, or nationality.  Apart from the rapidly increasing death toll, this scourge has seen businesses close, families separated, and human freedoms severely restricted. It’s a trying time for people everywhere, and even more so for an addict who has only recently embarked on their new journey of staying sober.  To make matters worse, Alcoholics Anonymous has called an end to in-person meetings for the first time in its existence. This leaves members vulnerable to relapse. For many, private counselors...

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Beyond Electrician Training: What You Need to Become Successful

Are you considering a career as an electrician? It’s an in-demand career option with a well above average projected growth at 10% between 2018 and 2028. According to the BLS, the median pay is $55,190 per year, making it a good-paying career option. Becoming an electrical trainee is the first step to becoming an electrician. But you’ll need other skills and traits to succeed in the industry beyond your electrician training. Keep reading to see what you need beyond training to succeed as an electrician. Communication Skills When you’re an electrician, your days are more than just work and wires,...

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CAADC Certification: Why To Apply And Who Can Apply?

CAADC is one of the largest addiction-related certifications available today. Over 26 states, countries, and territories offer it to over 5,000 professionals. This highly sought-after certification requires a difficult testing and application process as well as plenty of education. It’s worth the effort because it serves as proof of a professional’s qualification. The benefits extend to professionals, their employers, and the community as a whole. Read our guide to understand what CAADC certification is, how to apply for it, and how it can benefit you and the community you serve. What is CAADC Certification? Drug counselor certifications provide proof that...

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Choosing Natural Energy Career: Understanding Job Outlook for Solar Photovoltaic Installers

The solar industry is booming in America and there is money to be made. The career that is going to benefit most from this boom is solar panel installation.  There is more demand for solar power than ever before and it is still growing. With more demand for solar power, there is more demand for skilled technicians to install these systems.  Want a job in the natural energy sector? Why not become a PV installer? Here’s what you need to know about the job outlook for solar photovoltaic installers.  What Is a Solar Photovoltaic Installer A solar photovoltaic installer is...

COVID-19 Online Learning

Health Crisis – InterCoast Colleges’ Hybrid Learning Program is keeping current students’ career goals on track.

Health and safety are a priority, and adhering to the government-mandated precautions will help all of us weather this storm. With these provisions in place, many are finding it next to impossible to continue their education and career training. Fortunately, InterCoast has a solution to tackle these obstacles, while still maintaining a safe and healthy environment for students and staff. During this time of uncertainty brought on by the global health crisis, InterCoast Colleges is pleased to announce that starting immediately, the college will offer a solution to help its students continue their academic progress towards achieving their career goals. ...

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The Rehab Industry: The Must-Have Counselor Skills and Qualities

Maybe you’ve lived with alcohol and drug abuse, maybe you’ve experienced it on a personal level. Whatever the reason, something is telling you that becoming a substance abuse counselor is the right path to take.  We’re going to give you a little rundown of the counselor skills and qualities that a person needs to be successful in the rehab industry. We’ll cover the qualifications as well as the personal traits, so hopefully, we can give you a good idea of whether or not you’re up to the task.  Let’s get started. Counselor Skills: Who Should Be a Counselor? The bulk...

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How Teachers Can Contribute to Teen Addiction Prevention (Guide)

It’s every parent’s nightmare to find out their teenager is hooked on drugs or alcohol.  There is some good news. In America, teen addiction rates have dropped significantly since their peak in the 1990s.  But there’s still cause for concern. A survey conducted in 2018 found that nearly 30% of American 8th to 12th graders have at least tried an illicit drug. Other studies have found nearly 20% of the same age group drank alcohol in the past 30 days. 12% reported regular binge drinking.  Unfortunately, there’s only so much a parent can do. Teenagers spend the majority of their...

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A Complete Guide to CADC Certifications

One in seven people in the U.S. will struggle with substance addiction in their lifetime. That means there’s a lot of people out there who need help on the road to recovery. Do you have what it takes to help them? Then a CADC certification might be just what you need.  CADC stands for Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor. While you don’t necessarily need one of these certifications to work in the addiction field, they can help you get a job and do that job better.  However, there’s more than one type of CADC license. Wondering how it all works? We’ve...

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming RADT Certified

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming RADT Certified

In the US, around 20 million people have a substance use disorder. Out of this statistic, only around 2 million resolve their significant substance abuse issues. If this information tugs at your heartstrings, and you want to do something to help, then you may thrive in a drug and alcohol counseling position. But to get such a career, you’ll need to go through some schooling and training first. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about becoming a RADT. What Is a RADT? “RADT” stands for “Registered Alcohol/Drug Technician” and is a position that’s specific to...

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