Did you know that America has an electrician shortage? In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be 85,900 open jobs in the electrician field by 20241. The 2017 annual mean wage of electricians in Illinois was $61,010 to $81,600.2 Although our reliance on electronics— including HVAC systems for our homes and businesses—increases, fewer students are choosing this field for their future careers.READ MORE
My dad has been in the hospital for over a week. After seeing how passionate hospital staff are about giving care, I now have a deeper appreciation for anyone in the medical field. Let me tell you about just a few.
Are you hesitating to start a career program because you are afraid of not finding a job after graduation? At Rockford Career College, many of our students find employment with the externship partners they trained with while still in school. Recent graduate Ashley Russell is just one of many alumni who has done this.
Struggling to stand by your New Year's resolution? If you are serious about completing a new career program this year, you could make that goal feel more manageable by breaking it down into smaller, shorter steps. The following tips could help as you start your journey toward a new profession:
One raccoon. That was all it took to change Alexis Shearer's fate. When a young raccoon's mother passed away and there was no rehabilitation center in the county to take him, Ms. Shearer stepped in to help. It was then that she knew helping animals was her passion.
How many people do you see on an average day? Try to count all of the drivers and pedestrians on the roads, customers in the grocery store, and parents picking their kids up from school. The number could be so overwhelming that the people become a sea of faces rather than individuals with names. When you look at four-year universities and see thousands of students walking across campus, you might feel that you would be just a number there, too.