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How to Pay For School: 5 Things You Haven’t Thought Of
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How to Pay For School: 5 Things You Haven’t Thought Of

Trying to pay for school has just gotten harder and harder. According to the College Board, college prices have increased by more than 169% since 1980. And while there may be several different reasons for the inflated cost of higher education, people who want to return to school face a challenge. They need to be creative when...

What Does a Drug and Alcohol Counselor Do? A Complete Guide
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What Does a Drug and Alcohol Counselor Do? A Complete Guide

Drug and alcohol addiction is a pervasive problem in the United States. According to a recent national survey, nearly 20% of teens and adults struggle with a substance abuse disorder. Alcohol is the leading source of addiction (74%), while illicit drugs account for 38% of reported instances of addiction.  Many of those people can successfully...

Why Now Is the Time for Women to Consider a Career in Construction
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Why Now Is the Time for Women to Consider a Career in Construction

Have you seen the headlines? America is in desperate need of more construction workers. Industry experts say that construction businesses need to hire 2.2 million more workers in the next three years. It’s easy to equate the construction industry with male workers, and that’s a fair assessment. Men have long dominated construction trades; over 90%...

What Is a Trade School and Is It Right for Me? A Guide
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What Is a Trade School and Is It Right for Me? A Guide

You’ve reached that point in your life where you’re supposed to start applying for all the universities you can, but what if that doesn’t feel quite right? Don’t worry. A four-year university isn’t your only option for postsecondary education. Instead, you may choose to enroll at a trade school. What is a trade school? We’ve...

benefits construction career
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8 Benefits Construction Careers Can Offer You

Did you know there are over 7 million workers in the construction industry in the United States alone? Those workers build nearly $1.4 trillion worth of structures each year, and that number isn’t expected to stop growing any time soon. Even during economic strife, the construction industry has faced a steady incline over the last decade, but...

Best Trade School
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6 Things to Keep In Mind When Selecting the Best Trade School

From 1999 to 2014, trade school students nearly doubled from 9.6 million to almost 16 million. That increase has been credited to high school graduates learning that there are more opportunities available to them other than a four-year degree, and they’ve begun leaping at careers that only require a certificate.  More people are going back to school...

15 Reasons to Attend Trade School
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15 Reasons to Attend Trade School

In 2018, according to Finances Online, 34% of students stated that fees and tuition were their main concerns when applying to college programs. If you live on campus at a 4-year school, the average cost is about $24,300! Going to school doesn’t require this much or take this long. Have you thought about attending a...

Skilled Trades: How to Get Started
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Skilled Trades: How to Get Started

Do you want to start a new career? Are you worried about job security and reasonable wages? Your concerns are valid. The U.S. has outsourced over 3 million jobs, resulting in $37 billion lost or lower wages. Wage stagnation continues to widen the income inequality gap. The opportunities for skilled trade jobs are increasing, however,...

Everything You Need to Know About Women in Construction
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Everything You Need to Know About Women in Construction

When you picture a construction worker, what do you imagine? You may picture someone wearing a hard hat and a brightly colored vest operating a backhoe or some other piece of heavy machinery. There’s also a good chance that the person you’re picturing right now is a man. While construction has been a male-dominated industry...