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What’s in it for Me?

To you, it may not seem like a big deal to get a job.  After all, you probably see “help wanted” signs all the time, don’t you?  Of course, most of these jobs require a high school diploma and some previous experience.  Sometimes the hours are bad, but you figure the job will help you to pay for a roof over your head and put food on your table.

However, it doesn’t take long to realize there is much more to life than just food and shelter.  Think about talks you have had with your friends — what you said you wanted out of life and what your friends said they wanted.  How close are you to getting those things with a low-paying, unskilled job?

An education from one of our members’ institutions provides you with the essential skills to pursue a meaningful career, and not just another dead-end job.

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