Position Yourself for Job Growth Opportunities
August 22, 2019
August 22, 2019
Feeling stuck in a career rut? Need a boost? Certificates and industry certifications are growing in popularity as a path to break into or advance in your career. And the good news is, with the low unemployment rate, companies are also looking for ways to retain their employees and help them advance. According to a 2017 Sonoma County Workforce Development Survey, 38 percent of local employers are offering tuition reimbursement in order to attract and retain their workforce.
Empire College has seen an increase in the number of students who are working and going to college in order to position themselves for job growth opportunities. “To address this need, Empire College has added a variety of short-term, certification-driven programs in partnership with industry experts,” says Roy Hurd, President of Empire College. “These programs are a good way for someone who may have received on-the-job training or been in a position for a number of years to fill in gaps and gain a competitive edge.”
What certifications are available?
Industry certifications are offered for a wide variety of career fields at Empire College, including:
Find out more to gain a competitive edge
A certificate is a great way of getting an edge on your competition, providing the tools and background for growth. They allow you to become specialized and develop knowledge that can then be used in the workplace as well as cross-training and working as a mentor for others. Pursuing a certificate, particularly if you currently work in a field which is constantly changing, positions you as a continuous learner and helps improve your chances for career advancement and higher pay.
"Being born in Australia and becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2009, I understand the process and honor of becoming an American citizen and am proud to help those in their quest to become citizens and better their lives."
"I decided to enroll in Law School when I was 50 years old having enjoyed a full career in the nonprofit sector. Now I have a robust business and nonprofit law practice serving clients throughout the State of California and I am loving it. I could never have made that kind of career transition if it had not been for Empire Law School. The opportunity to take evening courses and at a cost far less than other law schools, and to do so in my own community made my career shift affordable, enjoyable, and attainable."
"There are not that many new lawyers who have the experience to go to trial. They would not be ready for it. Seeing the practical points of the legal process through her Empire education gave Orchid an advantage."
- L. Stephen Turer, Esq.