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Why is school an investment?

From helping you learn new skills that sharpen your resume, helping you qualify for a promotion at work, or preparing you to take the next step toward a different career, learning more can help you turn your dreams into reality. But having the time — and money — to further your education at a traditional brick and mortar school can feel like a hassle. Here’s why continuing your education is a good investment in yourself.

Increase your earning potential.

The biggest reason to invest in your education is the impact it can make on your paycheck. In general, the more education you have completed, the more eligible you become for higher-paying jobs. For example, in 2017, people who completed some college classes made $1,022 a month more than people with a high school diploma only. That’s about $12,000 more per year, which greatly affects your annual budget!

Depending on your intended industry, location, and experience, education can play an even bigger role in determining your salary. And, with fields like healthcare expected to grow 14% in the next ten years, there’s no better time to get started toward your dream job.

Going to school can boost your confidence.

No matter what you’re studying, whether it’s practical, career-focused training or a subject that aligns with your hobbies, learning forces you to work through problems logically, find solutions, and work closely with others — even through email — to complete your studies. In fact, going to school can help you strengthen the kind of skills employers look for, like critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills.

If you do enrol in a career training program, you’ll develop the foundational knowledge that can help you prepare to be confident in what you’re doing on the job.

Furthering your education can help you build a career you love.

If you’re working at a job you don’t find rewarding, going in each day can feel like a struggle. You’re unmotivated because you don’t feel like you can build a career and what opportunities you do have may seem limited. By going to school to finish or further your education, you could be making an investment in a future that you’re interested in — a job that you are happy to go to, one that offers work you find rewarding.

ICS Canada’s online career diploma and certificate programs can help you take the next steps toward building a career path through foundational skills and knowledge. Whether you’re interested in working in a skilled trade like aircraft mechanics or want to start a career in healthcare as a pharmacy assistant, you can earn a diploma that can not only boost your resume but help you stand out to employers when you apply for a job in the industry.

ICS Canada’s online classes can help you invest in your education on your schedule.

So, you’re ready to make an investment in your future but you also know you have to keep working at your current job, meaning there’s no extra time to go to a traditional, on-campus school. That’s where ICS can help! You can enrol in a program when you’re ready and study on your schedule, from home, with no deadlines or due dates. For more information about which program is right for you, chat with an Admissions Specialist today at 1-888-427-2400.

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