Key workforce training, career-tech programs provide return on investment

The price tag for living “comfortably” today, owning a home and/or supporting a family, requires a commitment to more education than previous generations needed, but that doesn’t mean a four-year college degree is the only way to achieve it.
“There is a misconception that you can’t have a good job without college and that skilled trades don’t earn good pay,” said Paige Parrish, associate dean for continuing education at College of the Mainland in Texas City. “But you can make a six-figure income in some of these careers and not go into student loan debt.”
Labor and market research projects several categories of skilled trades to have high growth in the Houston area.”

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