How to Become an Electrician: 5 Easy To Follow Steps

How to Become an Electrician: 5 Easy To Follow Steps

With traditional four-year college degrees taking students on average 5.5 years or longer to complete, more and more people are opting to go to trade schools and apprenticeship programs that allow students to be employment ready after training. One of these options is becoming an electrician, which offers a competitive salary and many job opportunities once you get licensed. Becoming a licensed electrician is no easy task, however. It requires studying, years of being an apprentice or attending school, and years of documented work experience in order to become licensed. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to become an electrician,… Continue Reading How to Become an Electrician: 5 Easy To Follow Steps

Trade School Vs College: What’s the Difference and Which Is Best for You?

Trade School Vs College: What’s the Difference and Which Is Best for You?

If you’re looking into higher education, there’s a good chance that you’re overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available. From online colleges to trade schools to physical campuses, today’s students have more choices than ever. But which is the best choice for you? Should you go the traditional college route, or choose to specialize in a trade? Here’s a breakdown of the age-old trade school vs. college debate and the advantages and disadvantages of both. Trade Schools Trade schools offer quite a few differences from their four-year counterparts. When a student enrolls in a trade school program, they’re specializing… Continue Reading Trade School Vs College: What’s the Difference and Which Is Best for You?

InterCoast Colleges Fairfield Announces the Campus is VA Approved to Help Vets

InterCoast Colleges Fairfield Announces the Campus is VA Approved to Help Vets

InterCoast.edu, Fairfield Campus, now offers assistance for veterans and their dependents seeking further education FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Fairfield, CA) The transition from military to civilian life is a huge challenge for many veterans. To help these individuals, InterCoast Colleges Fairfield Campus has received VA approval, which means veterans and their dependents can now receive education assistance as they work to achieve their civilian career training goals. “At InterCoast College, our dedicated staff and faculty are committed to assisting our students through the process of obtaining the military educational benefits they are entitled to if they qualify,” stated InterCoast spokesperson Linelle… Continue Reading InterCoast Colleges Fairfield Announces the Campus is VA Approved to Help Vets

The Ultimate Guide to Military Spouse Education Programs

The Ultimate Guide to Military Spouse Education Programs

Being a military spouse can be a challenge in more ways than one. Not only are 21 percent of active duty military spouses facing unemployment, but they also feel at the time that their circumstances may hinder their ability to achieve an education. If you’re looking for a way to get your associate degree or college certificate despite the everyday challenges of being an active duty military spouse, keep reading for your guide to military spouse education programs. Military Spouse Education Programs There are many programs to choose from to help you succeed in your education. The Military Spouse Career… Continue Reading The Ultimate Guide to Military Spouse Education Programs

7 Reasons to Become an HVAC Technician

7 Reasons to Become an HVAC Technician

A full 70 percent of US Construction firms report difficulty in finding skilled workers. Wages for skilled laborers like plumbers, HVAC techs and electricians are on the rise, compared to stagnant wages in other sectors. If you are looking for a route to success that could avoid four or more years in a college or university classroom, an HVAC career might be for you. There is an estimated need for 115,000 more HVAC techs by 2022. Recruitment efforts for the workforce predict the shortage to continue through 2030. Want to benefit from rising wages without a four-year college degree? Keep… Continue Reading 7 Reasons to Become an HVAC Technician

The Ultimate Guide To credit transfers at InterCoast Colleges

The Ultimate Guide To credit transfers at InterCoast Colleges

Life happens! Wondering about credit transfers? Maybe you had to take a couple of years off of school before finishing your certificate or college degree. Maybe you moved and had to transfer schools. Maybe you’ve already graduated from a program and have decided to come back to school. Whatever the reason, if you’ve attended InterCoast or another accredited college in the past, you’ll be wondering about credit transfers. With a credit transfer, students who have completed equivalent coursework at another college in the last five years will be able to receive credit for those courses at InterCoast. For example, a… Continue Reading The Ultimate Guide To credit transfers at InterCoast Colleges

Recruitment: How a Trade School Can Help You Land a Job After You Graduate

Recruitment: How a Trade School Can Help You Land a Job After You Graduate

When you are thinking about your future and your education, it can overwhelming trying to pick the right school. You might be looking at colleges that offer four-year degree programs, thinking that is your best option. You likely think you will get a better job and possibly earn a higher income with a bachelor’s degree, but consider a vocational school because it has a lot to offer, as well. You can find a wide variety of programs offered at a trade school, with many benefits. If you are not considering looking at vocational schools for further education, there are a… Continue Reading Recruitment: How a Trade School Can Help You Land a Job After You Graduate

College 101: High School Diploma or GED?

College 101: High School Diploma or GED?

You’ve already made the decision to attend college. That’s an awesome choice that will take you to many interesting, new places and will help you build a lasting career. But how do you get there? With some preliminary schooling, of course. This guide will help you decide whether you should prepare for college with a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma, commonly called a GED. These two things are different in a number of ways: level of difficulty, amount of time it takes to complete. Both options are worth considering; however, by the end of this, we hope… Continue Reading College 101: High School Diploma or GED?

3 Tips to Improving Your Skilled Worker Recruiting Strategy

3 Tips to Improving Your Skilled Worker Recruiting Strategy

In the trade field, hiring is more involved than posting a job listing on Craigslist. When looking for skilled, qualified workers, businesses don’t often have the luxury of time and training new employees the nuances of a specific trade isn’t possible. Make the most of your resources and hone your strategy to find a candidate that is qualified, certified, and ready to start on Monday! Finding the right person for the job requires a strong recruiting strategy. Need help refining your strategy? This article dives into the ins and outs of hiring employees that last. Create an Actual Recruiting Strategy… Continue Reading 3 Tips to Improving Your Skilled Worker Recruiting Strategy

InterCoast Colleges Online Announces Launch of Online Training

InterCoast Colleges Online Announces Launch of Online Training

Due to the expected growth in demand for Healthcare Office Specialists, InterCoast.edu has launched an all new online training program FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Anaheim, California) According to information from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. To help meet this new demand, InterCoast College Online has recently launched an online training program for those interested in pursuing a career in healthcare office… Continue Reading InterCoast Colleges Online Announces Launch of Online Training

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