Careers, College & You
Jobs at a Glance is a service for Piedmont Technical College students nearing graduation, alumni and the community that provides information about local and regional job opportunities. Some great postings from employers as diverse as Norbord and Educational Television have gone up this month in fields like information technology, human resources, controls and automation and more.
If you’re not sure what career is the best fit for you, you’re not alone. People are often unsure of exactly what kind of career they want to pursue, and college students sometimes choose one major that they know about when another might be a better choice for their strengths. It can be helpful to spend some time exploring personal interests and abilities to identify what kind of career is the right fit for you.
Did you know that apprenticeship is recognized nationally as 1 of 10 innovative workforce development best practices? Apprenticeship has evolved dramatically over the past 50 years and is now found in a wide variety of occupations.
In a normal economy, more education typically means lower unemployment and higher earnings. Although there’s been a lot of concern over the last few years about the value of a college education—particularly about recent college grads being unable to find work, the data is clear that graduates are better off with even some college.
Everyone has heard the new figures on student loan debt, and they are mind-boggling. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, student loan debt in the United States has now surpassed $1 trillion—that’s more than the total owed by Americans on their credit cards or auto loans. Total student debt is more than five times what it was a dozen years ago.
We all know how tough the job market has been for the last few years, and though it’s been showing signs of improvement, one fact remains: a college education gets more important to personal and professional success every year.
There's a ton of writing about careers and education on the web every month. Here are some of the articles we found most interesting this month: including 2013's best paying jobs, Laurens County's pro-active plan to develop a stronger workforce for the future, and more.
Although the concept of the skills gap is getting increasing coverage in the news lately, it’s an issue that Piedmont Technical College is constantly working to address. The college is working directly with companies throughout its seven county service region to launch several new programs designed to help ensure a ready pipeline of skilled workers.
If you’ve been watching the news for the last few months, you’ve probably heard a few stories about how recent college grads in some fields are having trouble finding employment. This has led some to question whether college is still a good investment. If you’re curious, the answer is pretty simple. Yes, it’s still a good investment.