To ensure you get the most out of a training or educational program, select one that fits within your schedule and budget.  Training programs can vary in the following ways:

  • Time Commitment - Some programs are short-term, lasting as little as six weeks, while others last longer than one year. Decide how much time you can invest in your training and whether you want to attend full-time or part-time.
  • Cost - Tuition costs also vary, often based on the length of the course. You need to know what your budget is and what financial assistance is available to you.
  • Format - Some training programs are classroom-based, while others provide hands-on experience working in your desired field. Determine the training format that works best for you.
  • Job Placement - Look for a program that offers job placement assistance once you’ve completed training and has high placement rates in your desired industry.