Training Options for Credential Seekers

Discover the training option that suits your needs best. Consider factors like your goals, experience, cost, and available time. Explore the following education and training opportunities:

  1. High School Equivalency: Earn an alternative to a high school diploma by taking the GED or another approved exam. Qualify for many jobs and gain eligibility for college or training programs.
  2. Adult Basic Education: Take advantage of free classes in basic skills, English as a second language, life skills, and more. Improve your literacy, math, computer, and work readiness skills to enhance your entry-level job prospects.
  3. Short-Term Training: Enroll in short classes offered by community organizations or schools that last two years or less. Learn or refresh skills in software, business, language, and other areas to qualify for jobs or advance in your career.
  4. College Degrees: Pursue a 2- or 4-year program at a public or private college or university to earn a valuable credential. Gain the required qualifications for many professional careers and open up opportunities for career advancement.
  5. Certifications: Validate your knowledge and skills by earning credentials through tests. Meeting job requirements or preferences and staying competitive in your field becomes easier with recognized certifications.
  6. Apprenticeships: Combine formal training with full-time paid jobs in various occupations offered by employers, unions, and associations. Enter high-skills, high-pay fields while earning wages.
  7. Internships: Receive formal on-the-job training, typically unpaid, to gain work experience and make valuable industry contacts. Explore career options and break into fields of interest.

Financial Support for Training Expenses

For individuals enrolled in the Adult Program, Dislocated Worker Program, and/or Youth Employment Support Services, the American Job Center provides financial support for training expenses. This includes covering tuition, books, fees, and other related costs. A dedicated career planner will assist you in identifying and coordinating various funding sources, such as GAP assistance, Pell grants, and scholarships, to ensure comprehensive support for your training needs.

Take the next step in your career journey by exploring our training options and accessing the financial resources available to you through the American Job Center.