In this episode of The Experts Program on Power Talk Radio, Edward King of Alliance Career Training Solutions addresses the fact that you don’t need a college degree to get to where you want to be.
Here’s what we know:
We all want to get the education and skills we need to help us:
- Earn more money.
- Get a promotion.
- Show value or irreplaceability to your employer.
- Make you more competitive in the job market.
But with how expensive college has become ––– what are some other ways you can improve your skills and increase your value in the workplace?
Why College Isn’t As Valuable as it Used to Be
Historically, college degrees have been the bridge to better career skills and bigger opportunities.
They were the launchpad to getting your foot in the door, getting a better job, a promotion, and a bigger paycheck.
Unfortunately, they don’t lead to the skills and the jobs they used to in decades past.
The good news is, some of the biggest companies on the planet like Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Facebook are more interested in your career skills, software training, and certifications than your degree status.
And to help our clients, companies, and students succeed in a growing pro-skills workforce ––– we are now offering Career Development Course Bundles.
Why Software Skills and Certifications Matter
In the last 10 years, the job market has seen a massive growth in demand for software skills, experience, and certifications.
Skills and certifications in:
- Excel and the Microsoft Office Suite.
- Information Technology (IT).
- Data analysis.
- Accounting and QuickBooks.
- Coding and software engineering.
- Other software programs.
Are in higher-demand in the workplace than any other time in history. In fact, certification and career training programs are beginning to eclipse their collegiate counterpart ––– and come at a fraction of the cost.
Still unsure about certifications vs. college degrees? Here are some recommended resources from our website:
- 9 Top Careers That Require Microsoft Excel Skills
- 9 Amazing Business Benefits of Having Advanced Excel Skills
Soft Skills You Need to Succeed in the Workplace
Companies aren’t just looking for hard skills, certifications, and years of experience. They want employees and leaders who have the soft skills that will make them successful in the workplace.
Soft skills and classes like:
- Verbal and written communication.
- Emotional intelligence.
Are also critical for showcasing your value and increasing your competitiveness in the workplace.
If you are interested in learning more about enhancing your career skills without a college degree, listen to the rest of the radio show below.
Level-Up Your Career Skills with ACTS
If you are ready to level up your skills, be sure to take a look at our new Career Development Bundles. For a limited time, students can purchase our bundles to buy 3 courses and get the 4th course free.
Contact our staff at Alliance Career Training Solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-755-8200 to learn more.