CAREER COLLEGES IN TENNESSEE
The U. S. Census Report finds 25% of four-year
college graduates work in jobs that do not require
a four-year degree. As a result, one and two-year
career colleges and schools are widely recognized
as the most direct, quickest, most efficient route
to success in many fields.
Education alone just isn't enough anymore. In
today's workforce, you also need a marketable skill
(U.S. Department of Labor).
Students attending accredited career colleges and
schools are eligible for financial aid - the same
sources of government loans and grants as students
attending four-year colleges and universities.
Tennessee has a strong network of more than 300
career colleges and schools that annually prepare
graduates for employment in a wide variety of business,
medical, technical, and creative career fields.
Many Job Opportunities
Where three out of four jobs now require a technical
or technological skill, postsecondary high-skill
education is giving students the hands-on experience
they need to get good jobs.
High-skill education, as opposed to traditional
academic education, provides training in specialized
career fields in two years or less so students can
enter the job market sooner. Education After High
School is Essential.
"With no postsecondary education or
training, people often end up with unskilled jobs
- generally doing dull, dead-end, or dangerous work."
(Wall Street Journal)
"For those who remain unskilled and
uneducated, the future is grim. Even those with
a high school education are at risk." (Economist)
A Gap Exists Between Jobs
"There are not enough qualified candidates
to fill the increased number of skilled jobs created
in the next 8 years."
(Congressional Research Service)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the
fastest growing occupations are projected to be
in computer technology and health care fields.
PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT
Over 275 programs are offered by Tennessee's career
colleges. Various completion credentials are awarded
including certificates, diplomas, associate degrees,
bachelor degrees and master degrees. Some of the
programs offered include: