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Job U : Find Your Path to a Successful Career in a Tough Job Market - Nicholas Wyman

Job U

Find Your Path to a Successful Career in a Tough Job Market

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Companies often struggle to find people with the skills to do the work they need. Nicholas Wyman shows that rewarding jobs are available if you look outside the traditional classroom.

Some of the best jobs don't require a university degree.

Companies often struggle to find employees with the right skills.

Even though unemployment is high and you may be struggling to get an interview, the good news is that there are still opportunities for a rewarding and well-paid career. These opportunities can't be found inside a traditional classroom, but rather in the educational options that provide the technical, vocational and soft skills that companies actually need. These include professional certifications, associate degrees, apprenticeships, and occupational learning.

In Job U Australian workforce skills expert Nicholas Wyman shows how to find these non-traditional pathways and get your dream job. Along the way you'll meet people of all ages who have done just that: from an emergency air paramedic, to a lead racing car mechanic, to a celebrity chef.

If you are considering tertiary education, or if you are looking for a new career, Job U is your ticket to a secure and prosperous future.

About the Author

Nicholas Wyman is an expert on applying real-world solutions to the challenges companies face in finding skilled employees, and a multi-award winning author. He is CEO of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation, which develops mentoring programs for corporations and places people in apprenticeship and training programs globally. He regularly speaks at conferences and to HR departments, trade associations, think tanks, high schools and colleges in Australia, the US, the EU, Singapore and China.

Prologue

1: People without jobs and jobs without people

2: Unskilling a nation

3: Career and technical high schools and skills certifications

4: The power of associate degrees

5: The magic of apprenticeships

6: Skilling up

7: Bridging the gap

Conclusion

Appendix

Notes

Acknowledgments

ISBN: 9781760290061
ISBN-10: 1760290068
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 27th January 2016
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3