Living in a faltering world economy means that one has to look carefully at all possible educational and employment opportunities on the basis of not just what they can do for you today, but also with regard to what value they might hold in the future. While some have chosen to attend a program such as a computer training school, there are countless people who have elected to pursue degrees in subjects for which there is no real world demand. As a result, they have damaged their prospects in many ways.
To begin with, they have spent several years of their life learning a skill that cannot be used to make a living with. There are a limited number of job openings and many qualified applicants in their chosen field of study. This means that their odds of getting hired are relatively small.
Secondly, they have often taken on a load of debt that is not easily dischargeable. This narrows their career choices considerably, since they cannot get by on low-wage jobs and still keep their credit ratings alive. The ramifications of this are serious now, but they can end up being incredibly crippling as time goes by and people want to start building stable lives for themselves.
Finally, they have pigeonholed themselves in a way that will haunt them for a very long time to come. For many employers, having a degree is actually a warning sign that the work being offered is "beneath" the skill set or level of enthusiasm of a college graduate, and they are therefore highly unlikely to stick it out. With no demand for the degree they do hold, and the fact that they have a degree at all being held against them, they are left with a true conundrum.
Yet hope is not lost entirely. There remains a demand for graduates who have been trained in certain fields-typically those that fall under the so-called STEM rubric of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Because only a limited number of students have any interest in, much less an affinity for, these subjects, demand for their services upon graduation remains relatively high in comparison to other fields.
Someone with a degree from a computer training school has much better job prospects than someone with a degree in Medieval French Poetry. Of course learning about computers involves a certain degree of objectively quantifiable knowledge that will have to be mastered, and this may prove a little more difficult than writing papers about how one feels after reading a particularly moving passage from Paul Verlane.
It doesn't even really matter what facet of computers one learns about. There is a continuing need for network installation and security professionals, a continuing need for programmers, and a continuing need for content creators who can help ideas spring to life. Even if job prospects may be dim at some particular moment, the appetite among computer school graduates for networking amongst themselves and creating their own start-up enterprises means that the situation will never be completely hopeless for those who took the harder road at the outset. The whole object of going to school is to learn something that will help you live a better life in the future.
Knowledge Center(KCI) is a computer training school with computer training facilites based in Ashburn, VA. KCI is a leading provider of hands on classroom IT training courses.Certification courses include CompTIA, Cisco, ITIL, CISSP and Microsoft certfication courses.