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Education and Training Information
Colleges, schools, and training institutes readily reply to requests for information about their programs. When contacting these institutions, you may want to keep in mind the following items:
Certificates or degrees awarded
Available financial aid
Location and size of school
Placement rate of graduates
Check with professional and trade associations for lists of schools that offer career preparation in a field in which you are interested. High school guidance offices and libraries usually have copies of the directories listed below, as well as college catalogs that can provide more information on specific institutions. Helpful resources include the Directory of Private Career Schools and Colleges of Technology, put out by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. Be sure to use the latest edition because these directories and catalogs are revised periodically.
Information about home or correspondence study programs appears in the Directory of Accredited Institutions. Send requests for the Directory and a list of other publications to:
Distance Education and Training Council, 1601 18th St. NW., Washington, DC 20009. Phone: (202) 234-5100. Internet: http://www.detc.org
Completing an internship is an excellent way for students and others to learn about an occupation and to make valuable contacts. Many employers offer internships that provide short-term or part-time job experience that can lead to a permanent position. Contact your schools career guidance center or employers directly regarding internship opportunities.