Steps to Choosing the best career training school for you!
Are you a senior in high school who is trying to decide what career options are available after you graduate? Choosing a career path is a crucial step to securing a happy and productive future. A vocational training school is a good option for you to consider because you can learn technical skills that can put you on the fast-track to entering the workforce.
However, it can also be a confusing time if you don’t know what to search for in a training program or school.
If you want to further your education, here are 5 important steps to consider when choosing a career training school.
Your first step when choosing a career training school is to find a local or nearby campus. Ask yourself if the training program you’re interested in is offered at the campus. You should also think about the commute. Can you get there by public transportation? If you have a car, see if parking is available.
2. Financial aid
Find out the different types of financial assistance that may be available through the school. A desirable quality in a career training school is if they offer financial aid advisors who can inform you about the application process and help you fill out and submit any applications or forms. Make sure you clearly understand the terms of any financial aid offers.
Different programs have different courses. Before you decide on a training program, research the program and take time to understand each curriculums' details, hours, and expectations. Make sure to request an overview of the program and review the course descriptions. You could also take a look in the school’s online course catalog to see more details about attending the school.
4. Hands-on training
Find out if your school offers hands-on career training. See if students are required to complete any lessons or programs on their own to graduate. Also, look to see if internships or externships are offered within the program. Hands-on training can help give you the experience you need to get a job in the healthcare field. You will be more confident when taking care of patients and working with others.
5. Career resources
Your next step is to look to see if the career school offers career services and post-graduate resources so you can be ready to enter the workforce. Be sure to find out if you’ll have continued access to a career services department at the school. You may find a dedicated advisor who can help you write a resume and give you tips for job searching and networking. Career departments can also help students find available externships in their field.
You should also check to see if post-graduate resources are offered. When you are searching for a job, it’s helpful to have continued access to staff who can help you with job searching and career building. It’s reassuring to know that you can get help if you need more job tips after graduation. Plus, you can have access to familiar software.
If you’re interested in learning more about ACMC's career training programs, contact us today for more information about a specific training program or to schedule a tour!