Job Training Schools

This module helps prospective students understand their vocational training education options, evaluate a job training program/school, make wise choices about student loans, and find help if they have trouble making their student loan payments or believe they are a victim of for-profit school fraud.

 

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A Guide to Finding the Right Job Training School

A Guide to Finding the Right Job Training School
Job training can be a valuable investment in your future—if the school or program is reputable and fairly priced. This guide is designed to help anyone considering a job training program or vocational school make an informed choice, avoid excessive or unwarranted student loan debt, and know where to turn if they believe they are a victim of for-profit school fraud.

Finding the Right Vocational, Technical or Trade School - Backgrounder

Finding the Right Vocational, Technical or Trade School - Backgrounder
This Consumer Action "question and answer" manual is designed to provide background information about evaluating job training schools and choosing and managing student loans for these programs. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the "Guide to Finding the Right Job Training School." There is also a lesson plan and PowerPoint presentation for use by consumer education trainers.

Finding the Right Job Training School - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Finding the Right Job Training School - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities
This downloadable packet guides community educators through a three hour presentation on finding the right job training program (also known as “trade” or “vocational” schools). The lesson plan helps prospective students discern which jobs require or recommend vocational training, recognize whether the program is appropriately accredited, learn which questions to ask the school to help identify fraudulent programs, understand the importance of community colleges, and determine their best options for paying for school. The lesson plan, which is designed to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation, also includes learning activities and a class evaluation form.

Finding the Right Job Training School - PowerPoint Slides

Finding the Right Job Training School - PowerPoint Slides
This downloadable 22-slide PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the seminar lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that will help to engage learners and improve retention.

Job Training Programs Quiz

Job Training Programs Quiz
Use this game to help teach groups of learners about the pitfalls of for-profit job training programs and the advantages of other options.

Student Loan and Education Resource List

Student Loan and Education Resource List
This concise, five-page guide provides resources to help beginning students figure out what their college education financing options are, what they can afford, which schools are worth the cost and how to get the student loan process started. Current and former students can benefit from the sections on loan repayment and what to do if the loan goes into default. The publication includes resources specifically for veterans.

A Guide to Finding the Right Job Training School (Spanish)

A Guide to Finding the Right Job Training School (Spanish)
La formación profesional puede representar una valiosa inversión en su futuro, pero solo si la escuela o el programa son respetados y si el costo es razonable. Esta guía fue realizada para personas que están considerando inscribirse en un programa de formación profesional o en una escuela vocacional. El objetivo es ayudarles a tomar una decisión bien informada, evitar excesivos o indebidos préstamos estudiantiles y saber dónde acudir si creen que los ha defraudado una escuela con fines lucrativos.

A guide to finding the right job training school (Korean)

A guide to finding the right job training school (Korean)
해당 학교 또는 프로그램의 평판이 좋고 공정하게 가격이 책정되었다면 직업 훈련은 미래를 위한 가치있는 투자일 수 있습니다. 이 가이드는 직업 훈련 프로그램이나 학교를 고려하고 있는 사람들의 합리적인 선택, 과도하거나 부당한 학자금 대출 방지, 그리고 영리 목적 학교 사기 피해를 입었을 때 대처법 등에 대한 도움을 제공합니다.

A guide to finding the right job training school (Vietnamese)

A guide to finding the right job training school (Vietnamese)
Học nghề có thể là một sự đầu tư có giá trị cho tương lai của quý vị -- nếu nhà trường hay các chương trình huấn nghệ có uy tín và giá học phí công bằng -- Tập cẩm nang này được biên soạn để giúp những ai có ý định xin vào các chượng trình huấn nghệ hay trường dạy nghề sẽ có đủ tin tức để quyết định, tránh bị mắc nợ học phí quá nhiều hay nợ học phí không bảo đảm, và biết các nguồn giúp đỡ nếu họ tin rằng họ là nạn nhân của một trường tư giả mạo.

A guide to finding the right job training school (Chinese)

A guide to finding the right job training school (Chinese)
如果一間職業學校及其課程具備聲譽而且收費合理,就讀這間學校對於你的未來會成為很有價值的投資。這本指南是專門編輯印製,以協助任何人在考慮報讀就業培訓課程或是職業學校時,能做出明理的選擇,避免積欠過多或毫無保證的學生貸款債務;當一旦不幸成為牟利學校相關詐騙的受害者時,也知道應去何處尋求協助。

 

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