Education

EDUCATION & TRAINING INFORMATION

If your interested in starting or continuing your education, visit the Education Information section of this site (coming soon) to find university & college information & much more. Information is also available on financing your education through Pell Grants and other financial aid.

HOW TO VIDEOS & BOOKS

Some examples of topics covered by books & videos listed above are:

  • Job Search Techniques
  • Job Search Tips for People with Disabilities.
  • Starting the Job Search
  • Resume Writing and Cover Letters
  • The Resume Catalog: 200 Damn Good examples
  • America’s Top Resumes for America’s Top Jobs
  • Resumes for the First-Time Job Hunter
  • Blue Collar & Beyond: Resumes for Skilled Trades and Services
  • Interview with Confidence

EDUCATION & TRAINING INFORMATION

You may discover, during the course of your career search, that you need a certain kind of training or education for the type of job/career that you desire. Or, you may have other goals such as getting your GED or learning a new language that require further study. Let us help direct you to some solutions:

ADULT EDUCATION

Adult Education means different things. For many–it means an opportunity to create a solid foundation of skills and knowledge for the beginning of their own personal goals. These goals may be becoming a more aware and knowledgeable person, getting a new job, learning a new language, obtaining a GED, getting into college or a training school, and/or increasing your self-esteem. Adult Education can be a starting point for all of these!

JOB TRAINING FACILITIES

  • Information on technical schools and training facilities is coming soon. We’ll have information on beauty schools, truck driving academies, computer network certification schools, and many others.

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

  • College catalogues are a a valuable resource. The catalogues will tell you what programs and degrees are offered at which schools.
  • We also have many college applications and detailed program information. Also available is Peterson’s Guide to Four-Year Colleges and Peterson’s Guide to Two-Year Colleges. These are informational guides on colleges which contain contact information.
  • Access the computer program, “Texas Cares” online. “Texas Cares” is a computer program that includes information on many educational programs in Texas. For example, by using “Texas Cares” you can learn which colleges offer nursing programs. Sorry – we are no longer linking to the “Texas Cares” program because it loads very slowly and is unusable.

PAYING FOR TRAINING OR EDUCATION

  • SCHOLARSHIPS: Contact the financial aid or the counseling/advising office at the school you are planning to attend and ask about scholarships that are available for the school and for particular majors. You can also do searches on the Internet to find information on scholarships, or look at sources such as the Worldwide Graduate Scholarship Directory. Be sure to check with your employer and organizations in your community about scholarships or tuition reimbursement programs.
  • TUITION EXEMPTION: You may be exempt from all or part of your tuition if you meet special qualifications. To learn more, check with the school of your choice or the Texas Coordinating Board of Higher Education. For some of these exemptions, you must demonstrate financial need and are required to fill out the Federal Financial Aid form. Among those who may qualify are blind and deaf students, foster care students, a graduating senior whose parent is receiving TANF, highest-ranking high school graduate, children of disabled firefighters and peace officers, firefighters enrolled in Fire Science courses, ROTC/National Guard students, senior citizens who are at least 65 years old, children of prisoners-of-war or those who are missing in action, and an educational assistant who has been working in this capacity for at least two years.
  • PELL GRANTS & FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID: Federal Financial Aid includes Pell Grants, work/study, and low-interest loans. Because Pell Grants are an entitlement, you will receive the money if you qualify. Many trade schools accept Pell Grants. There are some important things to remember when applying for financial aid – (1) You must apply early in order to get the money in time for school. Please refer to your school for their financial aid deadlines. (2) You must apply for admission to a school before they will consider your financial aid application. If you are unsure about where you want to go to school, use our site to research educational programs (this info will be available soon).