Differences In Pay: Do I Really Need To Go To College?
Military Opportunities 5 Branches of the Military Check out all options before deciding Take the ASVAB test early so you can retake it if necessary Benefits of the military: Educational benefits Advanced training Housing and food allowances (or free housing on base) Health and Dental care World Travel Pension
Vocational/Trade Schools Privately-owned schools that teach students the skills needed to perform a specific job. Can be much more expensive than attending a regular college Sometimes the same certificate can be earned at a community college Examples of vocational careers: Hairstylist Automotive Technician Medical Assistant Truck Driver
Apprenticeships An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related instruction in which workers learn the skills necessary for an occupation Must be 18, have a high school diploma and have the physical ability to perform these jobs. Some apprenticeships have aptitude tests that workers must perform well on. Check out the Texas Workforce Commission’s website for opportunities http://www.twc.state.tx.us/ Check out the Texas Workforce Commission’s website for opportunities
Friday’s Topic - Paying The Way Learn about financial aid options and how to pay for college