In your early years, you attended school with the primary goal of just learning different skills in fields such as math, science, English, and history. Your education was free and was designed to prepare you for the real world as opposed to preparing you for a specific job. However, the older you get, the more responsibilities you take on. The choices you make, especially with money, have a direct impact on your future and the future of your family. Therefore, the goal of education as an adult needs to be direct and specific. Learning a skill, regardless of how valuable, is not always enough to warrant spending a significant amount of money on a certificate program or a short-term course. You need the security of knowing that you will be able to find a job once that program has concluded. This is why important to attend an institution that provides employer-backed programs.
Nothing in life is guaranteed. The best we can do is try our hardest and do the things necessary to facilitate a successful outcome. The same holds true for employer-backed programs. There is no way to guarantee a job after completion of the course. However, these types of programs were designed to fill a need. Often, companies will approach a higher education institution and express a need for specific candidates with specific skill sets. The school will then offer a course, or set of courses, with the goal of educating students to the point that that company can hire them.
Another benefit of employer-backed programs is the peace of mind that you are learning the right skills, not an outdated syllabus that was created years ago. “Our employer-backed programs are created with the goal of creating work-ready candidates for our company partners. We consult with them regarding what skills they look for in an ideal candidate, and then we incorporate their answers into our curriculum,” says Pradeepa Sukumaran, Head of Program Management and Operations at Sollers College. “Many of our certificate programs are employer-backed and provide tremendous upside to our students.”
However, being pitched to a company and landing an interview is only half the battle. In today’s digital world, presentation and communication are essential. You must have a professional looking resume that showcases your experience and value. Also, it is vital that as a candidate you can articulate what you have learned and answer the questions of the employer. You can be a strong candidate with a lot of knowledge, but if your resume is sloppy and you cannot convey your value, your chances of landing that job are slim. To get your money’s worth, choose a college that is dedicated to helping you after you complete the course. When researching schools, look into their career services staff and the processes they have in place to assist students with resume creation and interview preparation.
If you are going to go back to school, you want to get your money’s worth. You need to know that the money you spend and the education you receive will lead to a better job and career. You also need to feel comfortable that the school you choose is as committed to this as you are. Employer backed program are the ideal fit for any student thinking about going back to school.
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Established in 2007, Sollers is an institution of higher education, specializing in the Life Sciences and Decision Sciences & Analytics. We provide students with the essential knowledge and applied skills they require to meet the demands of the growing healthcare, government, financial services and technology fields.