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February is CTE Month

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February is the shortest month of the year, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) can be the shortest path to a new job or career. CTE can include individual courses to upgrade your skills, programs that may last six months or a year, or even two-year degrees that prepare you to work in a specific occupation. According to the National Skills Coalition, over half of American jobs require more than a high-school education but do not require a four-year degree. Many of these are in high-wage fields like Industrial Technology where employers face chronic shortages of qualified applicants.

Even if you don’t intend to complete a degree, you may be interested in taking hands-on classes in areas like Business or Information Technology that can help you obtain a promotion or boost your resume for future job searches. North Central Missouri College offers a wide variety of certificates and degrees, with some programs including Behavioral Health Support, Criminal Justice, and PN to ADN Nursing available totally online, for your convenience. NCMC will be enrolling for summer and fall classes soon, so if you are not already a student fill out an application today. It’s never too late to continue your education and learn new in-demand skills and technology. Get started on your personal journey now!

Submitted by Dr. Tristan Londre, Vice President of Academic Affairs