November welcomes “National Career Development Month.” A recent statement from the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators, Career Colleges and Schools Division, described the issue of professional development as “a matter of national importance.” Lincoln Tech would like to recognize the fact that in order to have a promising career, career development is a critical piece of the puzzle.
“Career training is about more than learning a trade and starting a new job,” says Susan English, Lincoln Tech’s Vice President of Career Services and Partnerships. “It includes career development that teaches you how to be more than a worker – you learn what it means to be a professional. Career development begins the minute you choose a career path for yourself. And if you’re still working through that step, Career Services specialists like our teams at Lincoln Tech can help you along the way.”
Career Development Month is a Chance to Change Your Life.
With more than two million hands-on jobs* projected to open around the country in the next seven years – affecting fields like automotive, diesel, HVAC, welding, manufacturing and healthcare – turn your attention to hands-on training during Career Development Month. When you build career skills at a school like Lincoln Tech, your development includes résumé development, interview coaching, and even tips on how to build a better professional network.
On-campus career fairs also give you the opportunity to meet employers who partner with the campus and are eager to find new candidates for their open positions. Hiring managers take comfort in knowing that a student’s career path was not picked by random; it was given much thought by the potential employee. Employers, then, can more easily trust graduates who have used the valuable services of a counselor for their career development.
There’s never a wrong time to set yourself on the path to a better career and a brighter future. If you’ve waiting for inspiration to hit, or just haven’t been sure where to turn, take advantage of this year’s Career Development Month – and reach out to a Lincoln Tech campus to take the first steps.
* Source: careeronestop.org for the years 2014-2024.