The best jobs without a 4-year degree in 2015

A new list from CareerCast shows there are alternatives routes to landing a career without earning a four-year college degree. While a Georgetown University study shows workers with degrees make about 84 percent more in their lifetimes compared to those with only a high school diploma, CareerCast said there’s hope for residents who seek a less-traditional career path without accruing student loan debt. “Starting a career without a degree may be unconventional, but succeeding in the workplace without one is far from impossible,” says Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast. “An entrepreneurial spirit and specialized training can help overcome the lack of a four-year...
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Students Graduate from Adult Carpentry Certificate Class

Thirteen adult students participating in a carpentry class at the Shelby County College and Career Center graduated and earned certificates during a special graduation ceremony held on November 19. The class was sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Alabama, along with Shelby County’s Career Technical and Community Education Departments. The cost of the class and materials was completely underwritten by the Home Builders Association of Alabama and was free to the students who participated. It was taught by Tom Edwards, Construction Technology Instructor for the College and Career Center.


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Shelby County Schools, Alabama Home Builders Offer Free Basic Construction Course

COLUMBIANA, Alabama — Shelby County School District is partnering with the Home Builders Association of Alabama to offer a free basic carpentry certificate program for adults that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays in October and November.

The eight-week course at the Shelby County College and Career Center, formerly called the School of Technology, in Columbiana offers space for 15 adult students. Preference will be given to Shelby County residents.

“We’ve never done anything like this before,” said Rene Day, coordinator of career and technical education, college and career planning and community partnerships for the Shelby County Board of Education. “Our students will be able to walk away with that certificate, but this also helps people who are displaced workers or underemployed workers or unemployed workers.”


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