SOURCE: Hubbard College of Administration

Hubbard College of Administration

June 16, 2009 03:03 ET

Can Students Get a College Education and a Resume That Counts?

An Associate Degree Program That Provides Real Career Education of Both Classes and Practical Experience Is a Winning Combination

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - High School graduates who are considering college are wondering about job prospects when they complete their college education, considering the unemployment rate is the highest in 25 years. Some graduates would like to find a job right away, but the big question is -- can they find one in these challenging economic times?

It is no secret to America's nearly 15 million unemployed that finding a job is a real challenge in this economy. While the rate of job losses seems to have slowed, the unemployment rate could remain high for some time. According to the US Department of Labor, "This past May, our economy lost 345,000 jobs, bringing the total number of jobs lost since this recession began to 6 million. The overall unemployment rate increased to 9.4 percent."

What will make the difference between finding a job to pay the bills versus finding a job that a graduate will find rewarding and interesting is the amount and quality of experience on the résumé. College graduates will compete not only with other students but also the educated and experienced unemployed.

The Hubbard College of Administration's (HCA) Applied Science Degree of Management and Administration was developed to give students from around the world the opportunity to experience a school that has both a robust class curriculum plus a unique apprenticeship program at local businesses. After each theory module, the student undertakes on-the-job training to demonstrate that they can apply what they learned in class. Thus the students are building a meaningful résumé as they go through the self-paced associate degree program.

"When our students first go out on an apprenticeship assignment following the completion of theory study, they are somewhat apprehensive," said HCA Deputy Executive Director, Nick Terrenzi. "In our Associate Degree program students get a real career education of theory in a classroom which is at their own pace, then an apprenticeship at a nearby business. They come back with great success stories plus new-found certainty and confidence. We believe that this is what a college education is all about."

To arrange a tour or answer any questions about our career education programs call 888-812-4224. Visit the college's website at www.hubbardcollege.org.

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