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Opportunity Knocks

knocking_eI have often heard people say things like “I wish I could do that.” or “If only ……”  Francis Tuttle offers the unique opportunity for students not to just acquire knowledge, but to also acquire job skills. We fulfill for many the wish they express when they say, “I wish I could do that” or help them realize their dream of “If only…”  Skills translate to job opportunities for those who take advantage of the Francis Tuttle learning environment.  There is a movement in the educational systems in the United States for students to learn skills that allow them to take advantage of the demand for these skills in the workplace.  There is not a lack of jobs; there is a lack of individuals prepared to do these jobs to the level that employers demand.  I once heard that “When you find the opportunity of a lifetime, you need to take action within the lifetime of the opportunity.”  A Francis Tuttle education is “The opportunity of a lifetime”.  If a student recognizes this opportunity and takes advantage of it, it can literally change their lives.

“A Pew Research Center analysis released earlier this month found that 40 percent of 18- to 31-year-olds with a high school degree or less, and 43 percent of those with some college education, were living at their parents’ home in 2012.” This was taken from an NBC News Article released just this morning (August 22, 2013). I found the link to this article on MSN.COM.

Will our students “automatically” be prepared for the job market? Not necessarily. Along with job skills, Francis Tuttle students learn professionalism skills. If students take advantage of the opportunity to learn and to excel using their newly-acquired job skills and to contribute to the job environment in a professional manner, the job opportunities will be there.

Have you ever said, “I wish I could do that.” or “If only ……”?  Then Francis Tuttle may be the answer.

Opportunity Knocks!!  Will you answer?


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Scott Woodbury

This is a pretty sound statement; for I too have found that acquiring a specific skills set combined with soft skills provides a higher percentage of career/job opportunities. As someone who is a generalist and has a four year degree, it simply is not enough to compete in industry. My findings have found that a trade is much more powerful than a degree (unless it is specific to a career field), and I would recommend pursuing a trade before a degree. However, when armed with a skill set and bachelor’s degree, employment opportunities and compensation are at a higher percentage rate when compared to having only a trade or diploma.

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Sarah Sturgis —

I agree. I too have a Bachelor’s Degree, but a degree alone isn’t enough a lot of the time. More and more students come out of college unprepared for a career path. I know I was. For me, a B.S. in Music was more about the experience than preparation for a career, and I suspect it’s the same for many college students these days. I was highly-educated but lacking in job training. Developing a marketable skill is more useful than a degree it seems, but having both a college degree AND a specific skill-set or trade will provide one with many more opportunities.

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