We have seen that more students looking into areas like health care and information technology, as well as, math, science, and education as potential fields of study where they may stand a better chance at getting a job after graduation or entering into a long-term career in areas where growth may be seen in the future. Yet, there has recently been announcements that grants offering retraining opportunities in areas like health care and information technology may help workers transition into new careers, and potentially help combat unemployment in areas where these opportunities are available to students.
The Department of Labor has offered these grants in states like California, Arizona, and Florida, just to name a few, as a way to help businesses requiring workers in these fields to avoid having to bring in foreign workers in many cases and offer more opportunities for citizens who may be unemployed. While this is not the only option that students have when it comes to studying in these areas, it’s hoped that these grants can help further educational pursuits and training opportunities that may get more unemployed workers back into a career, as some funding will be used to offer on-the-job training programs, along with retraining options, that could help students when it comes to finding an income.
However, students in general need to be aware that when it comes to these high-need fields, scholarships and grants will be available outside of this particular program as a specific forms of financial assistance can be found for students who are pursuing a degree or career in areas like health care, technology, or once again math and science fields as well. There are unemployed workers who may get discounts or even free tuition offered through universities or community colleges, but there are more opportunities that may arise for financial assistance or even federal grants when an unemployed individual is looking to study in these particular fields.
Some students have had success when it comes to talking with financial aid representatives at the school they hope to attend, but online research can also yield a great deal of results when it comes to getting financial assistance for those who may be looking to enter the health care industry or work in the technology field as there are not only grants and scholarships that can be helpful but there are businesses that may be in local areas or even hospitals that are willing to offer financial aid to some students, and this may even come with opportunities for employment after graduation as well.
As we have seen with recent graduates though, there is no certainty when it comes to getting a job after earning one’s degree, but by getting the financial assistance a student needs in these high-need fields, where jobs are likely to only increase in the coming years, it may be a better step in the direction of a solid career path for some who are currently unemployed and still attempting to find a job.