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3 reasons to get a career and technical education


February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month® and Kishwaukee College is celebrating! CTE teaches people highly sought after career skills for employment in some of the most well paid sectors.

People with CTE training and certifications are the nuts and bolts that help keep organizations running smoothly. Health science, STEM, manufacturing and IT are some of the industries that need people with hands-on experience and technical skills to fill vacant jobs.

CTE programs offer flexible scheduling, work-based learning and stackable credentials that provide a pathway from education to employment. Kish’s programs in career technologies and nursing & allied health offer numerous options for training. They are a great choice for young people looking to start a career or returning adults who may want to develop their skills or make a career shift.
Why get career and technical training at Kish?

1. Learn valuable skills. Career and technical training equips you with the specific skills to fulfil an important industry role. Some of Kish’s programs include hands-on training, internships and other real world learning experiences.

2. Earn more. The number of industries who need a skilled labor force is huge. And these positions often pay well. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the 2018 median pay for some of the many careers Kish can prepare you for, including: computer support specialist at $53,470, lodging managers with a $53,390 median pay and welders at $41,380. Diesel service techs and mechanics were reported at $47,350 while farm managers had a median wage of $67,950 in 2018.

3. Start a new career fast! From dental assistant to real estate broker, Kish has many short-term training programs that can prepare you for a new career in 16 weeks or less! Our certificates don’t take much longer either.

Want to learn more? Visit Day is happening on Kish campus February 17. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about what Kish can do for you and explore a program of interest.

On February 18, Explore the Trades with Kishwaukee College will teach people how to kick their career into gear. Join a panel of union trade members from the area and Kish faculty to learn the steps to build a successful career in a trade.

Kishwaukee College
Providing quality, affordable education for over 50 years.
21193 Malta Road, Malta, IL 60150