5 Community Colleges That Will Ensure You Get a Job

by A Guest Author

One of the benefits of attending a community college rather than a four-year institution is technical training. Students at large universities may learn a lot from there liberal studies courses, but those rarely prepare them specifically for employment. Community colleges have the edge in teaching students technical and vocational skills that prepare them for jobs in many important industries. Lately, there have been new collaborations with community colleges and businesses to make job preparation even more effective.

In recent years, community colleges have been partnering with regional industries to develop academic curriculum linked to current job needs. These colleges make the employment search post-graduation much easier by preparing students for specific jobs in hiring industries. With this list, you'll see community colleges all over the United States that have innovated the way community colleges train workers, and ensure students find good jobs quickly.

1. Santa Monica College, CA – Social Media

Santa Monica college offers a variety of social media classes through their entrepreneurial training program. Social media is an increasingly popular marketing tool in the business world. Employees of past generations may not have the familiarity of the younger, tech-savvy generations. Technical training in the usage of social media can be your main attribute, or supplement your other business skills.

2. Macomb Community College, Macomb, MI – Automotive Industry

Located in the land of cars, this school helps prepare students for jobs in the large automobile industry. Preparing the shift to greener cars, this school is working towards training in hybrid fuel-cell and electric technology.

3. Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles, OR – Renewable Energy

In response to the massive wind farms throughout the Columbia Gorge, this school developed the first wind energy technician program in the West. The program helps train students in technical assistance with wind energy equipment. Like other renewable resources, wind energy is a growing industry and technical training is a valuable asset in the job market.

4. Thomas Nelson Community College and Tidewater Community College, Hampton Roads, VA – Shipbuilding

These colleges offer courses that can be taken in preparation for the apprenticeship program at The Apprentice School, a training institution for jobs in ship building. These schools feed into the shipyard companies located in Newport News, VA, one of largest employers in Virginia. Available studies include programs such as Advanced Shipyard Operations, Cost Estimation, Modeling and Simulation, Marine Design, Nuclear Test, or Production Planning.

5. Metropolitan College, Louisville, KY – Mail and Packing Industry

This school was founded with the help of UPS, the United Postal Service, to train employees for employment in the mail and packaging industry. Funded by the local governments and UPS, the college provides tuition-free education for students working at any of its business partners. Students work part-time and take classes to train them for the UPS employment, or for other jobs in patient and resident care.

About The Author:

Micaela Deitch is a content developer for OpenSesame, where she enjoys learning about education and eLearning.

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Paz Derwin October 22, 2012 at 3:11 am

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