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  • Posted at 10:59 am

    What do Online Students really want

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    Josepf Haslam
    What do online students really want from their degree? The third annual "Online College Students" survey can answer this question. The 2014 study is a joint project of The Learning House, Inc. and Aslanian Market Research. Perhaps surprisingly, with many online college choices available, convenience is now a given. Online College students have a wide variety of other reasons to take online courses. Look over our Infographic and download the study to see. Here are some key findings of the study. Online college student preferences and demands from Aslanian Market Research Online students are studying further away from home Three-year trends show students are increasingly willing to attend an institution farther from home. (In 2012, 80% reported attending an institution within 100 miles of where they lived. This declined to 69% in 2013 and 54% in 2014.) College costs are important but not a deciding factor Although cost remained a top selection factor and the most-often-asked question of
  • Posted at 05:29 pm

    Scholarships and Financial Aid in California

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    adam gallagher
    calculator funding education in CA Funding Your Education in California Many students aren’t aware of the vast number of government resources, training programs, grants and scholarships that may be available to them in the state of California if they qualify. Such programs may help provide the guidance, training and education you need to be successful in your desired field.   How Can I Receive Information About Government-supported Resources, Job Training and Benefits?   California Training Benefits (CTB) Program The California Training Benefit (CTB) program allows eligible California Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants (who lack competitive job skills for the California labor market) to receive their UI benefits. • To qualify for CTB, you must be eligible to receive California UI benefits • You must also be approved by the Employment Development Department (EDD). • Learn more about the CTB   Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program Unemployed job seekers, those seeking job training or those seeking to advance their professional skills may be eligible for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program. • WIA
  • Posted at 05:25 pm

    Florida - Scholarships & Financial Aid

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    adam gallagher
    */ Florida - Scholarships & Financial Aid Funding Your Education in Florida Worried about paying for college? Many Florida residents aren’t familiar with the government resources, programs, and funding that may be available to help them achieve their educational goals. Programs such as grants and scholarships may help qualified students earn the degree they need. Check out some of the opportunities below.   How Can I Receive Information About Government-supported Resources, Job Training and Benefits?   The Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG) The Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG) provides federal funds to assist eligible low-income households in attaining the skills, knowledge and motivation necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. This includes job counseling, placement and training services. Learn more. Employ Florida Marketplace Employ Florida Marketplace is an online resource where you can search for jobs that match your skills. You can also get advice about your resume, apply for jobs, find out about job training and research careers. Employ Florida Marketplace is a one-stop
  • Posted at 05:19 pm

    Florida - Careers

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    adam gallagher
    Careers in Florida */ florida careersToday’s tough economic climate can discourage those planning to change careers or go back to school. The good news is that Florida has many fast-growing industry sectors. Over 20% of Florida residents work in educational services, health care, and social assistance, while 12% work in professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste management services. Finally, over 11% are employed in arts, entertainment, recreation, and hospitality, due to Florida’s thriving tourism industry!I   What Are Some Potentially High-Paying Careers in Florida?   Internists, General Internists are doctors who provide healthcare for mostly adults. They offer non-surgical treatment options for diseases and diagnose patients. Annual Median Wage: $187,199+Ii B.A. in Alternative Medicine   Physicians and Surgeons Physicians and Surgeons are medical practitioners who treat illness and injury by prescribing medication, performing diagnostic tests, performing surgery and providing other medical services. They are trained and authorized by law to practice medicine. Annual Median Wage
  • Posted at 05:15 pm

    Florida - Facts About Florida

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    adam gallagher
    Florida the sunshine stateflorida gatorsFlorida beachesFlorida demographic information   6 Fun Facts About The Sunshine State 1. In 1987, Florida named the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) the official state reptile. This alligator calls Florida’s extensive wetlands home. 2. Did you know that Orlando, Florida is the most popular vacation spot in the United States? The city attracts more annual visitors than any other amusement park destination in the nation. 3. Notable authors such as such
  • Posted at 05:06 pm

    Criminal Justice Homeland Security

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    adam gallagher
    US Department of Homeland Security The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was founded in 2002 by combining 22 federal departments in the name of protecting the land borders, sea ports, and air space of the United States and its citizens. The 240,000 citizens that the Department of Homeland Security employs worldwide all work toward the goal of securing the United States and preserve national freedoms. Other government agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, are affiliated with the DHS and have aspects of their jobs that also relate to the defense of the country.[i] [ii] What makes up the department of homeland securityIf you earn an online degree in criminal justice, you could potentially turn it into a career in one of the components of the Department of Homeland Security. Listed below, each component has a specific purpose and a wide variety of jobs associated with it. For most, if not all, homeland security positions, you need to be a legal U.S. citizen

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