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Technical-Schools-Guide makes a global impact!

Thursday, February 14th, 2008 is going global!

Helping Americans change their lives by enrolling in a technical training program is our primary focus. But this month, we decided to try something new. We are now providing loans to small business start-ups in other countries through a website called

This is such a great opportunity for us to extend our mission overseas to help people who otherwise wouldn’t have the funds to get their businesses started. We’ve strategically picked some entrepreneuers with interests similar to some of the trades for which we offer training. Check out and learn more about the people that we are lending to their futures! If you want, setup your own account and start lending – loans can be as small as $25, so anyone can help in this mission to decrease global poverty!

Top 5 best-paying jobs for your Associate degree

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

For years, the Associate degree has been looked upon as the starting point for higher education. Most people who complete their Associate degree at a technical school transfer to a four-year college or university. But there are many high-paying jobs available to Associate-degree holders.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has ranked the following careers as the highest-paying jobs typically held by those with Associate degrees.

Computer Specialist – $59,480
Computer specialists perform tasks ranging from managing network security to providing technical support to help-desk consulting. Career opportunities are expected to increase by 19 percent through 2014.

Nuclear Technician – $59,200
Nuclear technicians will probably experience a 14 percent growth in job opportunities over the next eight years. Nuclear technicians are needed to monitor radiation levels and operate nuclear test and research equipment.
Dental Hygienist – $58,350
Now that dental hygiene has taken a front seat in personal grooming, dental hygienists are in high demand. Aside from a 43 percent growth in job opportunities, they also enjoy high salaries. Dental hygienists assist with routine dental services, such as teeth cleanings and X-rays.

Radiation Therapist – $57,700
Cancer and tumor patients interact with radiation therapists on a regular basis. Radiation therapists are responsible for administering radiation therapy to cancer patients. Increases in the number of cancer patients should fuel the 26 percent projected growth over the next eight years.

Nuclear Medicine Technologist – $55,840
Organ monitoring tests that require radioactive materials are generally administered by nuclear medicine technologists. This field is expected to grow by more than 21 percent through 2014.

Why Wait to Build Your Technical Skills?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

You may be at a crossroads as far as education goes. You’re thinking college. You may also be thinking technical school. Is there a way you can cover both bases before your decision? Any hands-on training with tools, electronics, computers or safety precautions can build your confidence and marketability, even after school. How can you get started to secure your opportunities?

The First Step

  Join a SkillsUSA chapter at your high school or community college!
  SkillsUSA chapters (which previously went by the name VICA) are free clubs to
  join for high school students, and is a low-cost membership organization for
  college students.

SkillsUSA helps students, educators and business and industry by keeping up with both employers’ needs and education mandates and trends. SkillsUSA also partners with the local chapter’s community and provides real work experience with community improvement sessions that extend from their technical training

Who and What Is Involved

  More than 280,000 student and instructors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 14,700 sections and 54 state and territorial associations. They also help you gain access to financial aid, in-kind contributions, and face-to-face involvement with professional people in official activities. If you are lucky enough to have one in your local community, SkillsUSA can teach you:

  • How SkillsUSA participation increases student awareness of quality job practices,
      attitudes and employability skills.
  • How SkillsUSA activities increase opportunities for employer contact and eventual employment.
  • How students, teachers and industry can work together to ensure that America has a future skilled work force.
  • How community-based industry partnerships help to strengthen and improve local technical training programs.
  • How industry partnerships ensure that students enrolled in technical education are training in the skills needed by employers.

How They Help You Succeed

  Joining a SkillsUSA chapter helps you build and reinforce self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes:

  • Total quality at work
  • High ethical standards
  • Superior work skills
  • Life-long education
  • Pride in the dignity of work

Teach Yourself and Impress a College Entrance Board

  Through their Professional Development Programs, SkillsUSA also teaches 84 workplace skill competencies in a series of hands-on self-paced lessons. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service. All of these facets of this organization can either help make you stand out in a college entrance application, or ready you for advanced learning courses in any technical school. If you have a bit of free time to learn each week, SkillsUSA chapters may be just the thing to boost opportunities for your future.

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