High School Grads: How To Talk to Your Parents About IT Career Training
Every year, when graduation season rolls around, millions of students are left thinking, “What comes next?” For some, it’s a four-year college / university experience. But this traditional college education system isn’t right for everyone. Some people come out of high school ready to start a career.
Making that decision is hard enough, but talking to your parents about it can seem impossible, especially if they are pressuring you to go the university route. It may be a difficult conversation to have, but there are certain points you can make that will help convince your parents that IT training at a career college is the right way to go.
I’ll be able to start a Legitimate Career – The Information Technology industry is only getting larger. It has become essential to the day-to-day operations and long-term growth of many businesses. And with easy access to tech centers like the Research Triangle Park, our students are poised to take advantage of the expanding career opportunities. Just take a look at the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (https://www.bls.gov/regions/southeast/news-release/occupationalemploymentandwages_raleigh.htm) to see how computer-related occupations stack up next to other industries.
I’m getting a Real Education – There’s this misconception that the only way to get a “real education” is to go to through the university system. But when you study to get your IT certification, you’re getting real world training, career coaching, and more one-on-one interaction with instructors (no 300+ student lecture halls here!). We ensure you’re always learning real, applicable skills for your new career.
I’ll Save Money – The tuition at a career college is drastically less than at a four-year college/university. There are millions of college graduates out there who are unemployed and have a lot of debt. If you already know that a traditional college setting isn’t right for you, don’t become another statistic.
AND I’ll Make Money – Not only does IT training take less time than a 4-year program (typically, our students finished their programs in less than a year), but you can actually make money while you’re attending classes! Many of our students are working in IT jobs before they finish training.
At Carolina Career College, our goal is to offer the specific courses, guidance and financing options to help make your Information Technology career a reality.
Click here to download a PDF that details the increased ROI of IT training vs. traditional college.