You’ve been admitted to a job training program, now what?
There are many ways to start a career path, including options which do not involve a traditional 4-year degree. Job training programs usually are much shorter than traditional degree programs, and typically end in a license (CDL, LPN), certification (IT specialist, Automotive Mechanic), or credential (Day Care Technician, Clinical Sleep Educator).
Your instructor will also let you know what types of tools or equipment you need for day one. Make sure to get that set up ahead of time or ask for help from the instructor if you are having a hard time affording it.
Some programs, such as the Nissan/Infiniti program at Moraine Valley CC are sponsored by an external partner or employer and they may want you to be in class in their uniform. Check with your program point-of-contact on any uniform requirements.
Prepare for any dress codes – Certain programs, such as YearUp, require that students wear professional attire during the program. Check with your program ahead of time on dress code so that you can acquire any necessary outfits. Programs often have funds for this if you need help.
Some training programs require that students complete specific pre-training courses or activities (getting CPR trained, taking a math/reading test, completing an online training module, etc.). Check with your program point-of-contact on any necessary pre-program training.
This is your journey and you should celebrate it and enroll your friends and family into what you are doing, however, many programs have rules about what you can and can’t post on social media about your program. So be sure to ask before you post.