Career training is a great for job seekers get practical job skills that will help them be more competitive in the job market.
I recently wrote an article for Yahoo Voices about some of the key support services that career training programs offer and how to evaluate them.
Here are three things to evaluate as you look for a career training program.
Ask About Career Advising
- Does the program allow you to meet with career advisors before you begin the program?
- Do they assist with job search skills such as resume writing or conduct mock interviews?
- Do they allow students to connect with successful alumni?
- For how long will graduates have access to career advising after graduation?
- This is relatively new for career training programs. For example Medtech offers an ESL program for Spanish speaking individuals at two of its campuses in the Washington DC region.
- Ask if qualified financial aid counselors are readily available for in- person visits?
- Can you get answers to emails or even communicate via text messaging?
- Are they willing to speak with only you or will they discuss financial aid impact with your family as well?