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A Blueprint for Success: Case Studies of Successful Pre-College Outreach Programs

Case studies of Pre-­College Outreach Programs in the United States that help at-risk and other, less-prepared students prepare for and succeed in post-secondary  education. 

Are recent college graduates finding good jobs?

A recent study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Current Issues reveals that the 2001 recession began the trend of recent US graduates working in jobs that do not require a degree, and that recent graduates are increasingly working in low-wage or part-time jobs. This underemployment among graduates has peaked at around 45% in 1992, 2004 and 2012, the report shows. Furthermore, the data show that underemployment was higher in some fields than in others. While 8% of recent liberal arts graduates were unemployed, another 52% didn’t need a degree for the job they held. Meanwhile, 5% of engineering undergrads were unemployed and only 20% were underemployed.

Canadian College Student Finances: Third Edition

Prepared by: Prairie Research Associates April 2005

Career-College

A directory of career colleges throughout Canada.

Centennial College Centre for Entrepreneurship

Mission: To help teach, coach and inspire aspiring entrepreneurs. Who we help: Out of work Ontario residents Canadian Military personnel who are in transition Canadian Union of Skilled Workers members who are in transition We provide: Entrepreneurial training Business plan development Analysis of proposed acquisitions As-needed business advice and consulting International business training

College after University: Understanding a growing market segment

A new study out of Algonquin College is showing that the reason more university graduates are attending colleges is because they are seeking skills and practical experience. The number of university graduates attending Ontario colleges has increased 40% in recent years; according to Colleges Ontario, 12% of college entrants in 2012–13 had university credentials. While 44% of college students are concerned about their job prospects, this figure jumps to 63% for university grads attending college. 32% of university grads expressed an interest in business fields, looking to connect their discipline-specific knowledge with workplace opportunities. The results are based on a survey of 1,200 current or prospective Algonquin students.

College-Educated Americans Less Engaged in Jobs

Americans with a PSE degree are generally less engaged on the job than those who have completed some higher education or none at all, according to a poll of more than 150,000 American adults in 2012. 28.3% of PSE graduates say they are engaged on the job, or “involved in and enthusiastic about their work,” compared to 29.6% of people who finished some college and 32.7% of people who didn’t go beyond high school.

Collegeview.com

Collegeview.com is a one-stop resource for students, counsellors, and parents from Canada, the U.S. and around the world. It offers a schools search engine and information on financial assistance.

Conestoga College – Career Development Practitioner Certificate

The field of career development is evolving, enabling practitioners to work in a variety of roles. This graduate certificate program is designed for individuals who are or would like to work in roles such as career counsellors, employment counsellors, career information practitioners or career management professionals.

Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology – Online Courses

The field of career development is evolving, enabling practitioners to work in a variety of roles. This program is designed for individuals who are or would like to work in roles such as career counsellors, employment counsellors, career information practitioners or career management professionals.

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