Looking for advice on going back to school

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  1. 2006xr650l

    2006xr650l Junior Member

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    Scheduled to lose my job 12/01/2012 and a decision is being made at the moment
    if the job loss will be covered under the TAA (Trade Adjustment Assistance). It's looking
    fairly certain that it will and I will be heading back to school to further my education.

    My interests are:
    Mobile Web Developer $2100
    Web Applications Developer $2100

    Multimedia Arts Certificate $5995
    Web Design Certificate $5995

    These are online programs that I am interested in mainly because I have been interested in IM
    for several years now. But I'm not sure how likely I am to find a job in these fields in my area.

    Any suggestions, input, advice here on my situation?

    I would appreciate and value you guys help if possible.
     
  2. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    I cant speak about the specific programs that you mentioned, but most programs like these are going to rip you off, they will just give you a useless diploma at the end, and you won't be any more likely to find a job with this diploma.
     
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  3. ReALeST

    ReALeST Power Member

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    iv said this a couple of times and wont hesitate saying it again....
    FUCK SCHOOL!
     
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  4. deans

    deans BANNED BANNED

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    How many classes you have completed already?
     
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  5. JimmyWong

    JimmyWong Registered Member

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    Web Applications Developer could be promising. However don't bank on getting a job. Use your new knowledge to further your income from doing bits on the side and possibly help you in terms of self-employment.
     
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  6. 2006xr650l

    2006xr650l Junior Member

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    That's what I was afraid of. I was hoping to take some classes on something I was at least interested in.. Thanks for the advice.
     
  7. 2006xr650l

    2006xr650l Junior Member

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    That's been my outlook too but I need to take advantage of this opportunity since the TAA will be covering most of the cost.
     
  8. jake454

    jake454 Junior Member

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    The diploma wont do much for you but if you have no knowledge of web design/coding it can be a good start. if you have the determination and work ethic you can learn it all online though. code academy is where I learnt for free.
     
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  9. 2006xr650l

    2006xr650l Junior Member

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    Zip... only high school education. been at this job as a maintenance technician for 28 years. Trained by the company. Now got to make a career change.
     
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    2006xr650l Junior Member

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    This was what I was thinking also. I'd like to have this skill set. Be nice to find a job using those skills but if not then possiblt look at being self-employed.
     
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    2006xr650l Junior Member

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    Thanks... not a lot of knowledge of coding/web design. Work ethic and determination for sure.
     
  12. JimmyWong

    JimmyWong Registered Member

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    Also, Honda FTW. :) Best of luck in what path you choose to take.
     
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