What is a Career Training Program?

Career training programs that lead to certification are a great post-secondary option for many people.

While a four-year college education can provide career opportunities, there are many great careers that do not require a degree. Lucrative careers in fields such as health care, coaching, computers, and more require specialized training and skills knowledge. Adults interested in working in these fields may opt for career training rather than pursing an associate or bachelor’s degree.

What is a career training program?

Typically, career training and certificate programs prepare students to work in a specialized trade or update their professional skills. A career training program consists of learning modules and lessons that allow students to learn about the specific industry they are studying. Career Training programs do not have the general education courses required by 2 and 4-year college programs. A good career training program will contain everything that a student needs to know to work in their chosen field and are intended to create a specific path to employment upon completion. For the best employment opportunities, students should select a training program that has courses mapped to national career certification.

What is a career certificate?
A career certificate is earned by a student who completes career training in a specialized field. These professional certifications allow students to gain employment or advance in their careers. Certification can be a great addition to your resume and may boost your salary potential.

Other benefits of career training

Career training programs typically take less time to complete than an associate or bachelor’s degree. Students spend time learning what they need to learn, without the additional course requirements of a 2 to 4-year college degree. Career training programs are also very affordable, and students can save thousands of dollars.

Military spouses may be eligible for MyCAA funding to help pay for most, if not all, of their career training. The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of Financial Assistance for military spouses who are continuing their education by pursuing a license, certification, or Associates degree in a portable career field and occupation.

What is a portable career?

As a military spouse, your life is full of uncertainty. Frequent PCS and your active duty member’s erratic schedule can make pursuing your education or establishing yourself in a career difficult. Portable careers are those that you can take with you, wherever you go. These careers offer flexibility and lucrative career choices for military spouses. Don’t put your career aspirations on hold any longer! View a list of courses here.

Ed4Career currently offers one of the largest proprietary career vocational certification catalogs available on the market today, and in our ongoing desire to offer the best we are constantly updating and improving our courses and our course selection. Each of our courses is designed by top-level curriculum designers and structured in a user-friendly and logical format. Our courses can be completed anytime, and easily fit into student’s busy lives.

What types of fields can I work in with certification?

Ed4Career offers courses in the following fields:

  • Business Management
  • Counseling and Coaching
  • Cannabis Careers
  • Education and Children
  • Green Energy
  • Health and Fitness
  • Hospitality and Travel
  • IT (including Cisco and CompTIA)
  • Legal and Law
  • Medical and Healthcare
  • Skilled Trades
  • And more!

There are many careers within these fields in which certified individuals can be very successful; including medical billing or transcription, child day care management, working as a teacher’s aide, mental health technician or working in the travel agency and tourism field. Students can also pursue careers as a fitness trainer, veterinarian assistant or event planner!

Visit Ed4Career to learn more about the various career training opportunities we provide. Get started on the career of your dreams today!