College and Career Readiness

Today realizing the American dream is dependent upon some sort of education beyond high school. In order to become college- and career-ready, you need to understand your options and preparing accordingly.

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Pabolo Lopez

Pabolo Lopez is a second-year automotive student at MCC. Lopez says, "with an automotive technology degree, you can be more than a mechanic." He is transferring to Southern Illinois University after he completes MCC's program to pursue automotive engineering.

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According to Georgetown University study projections, approximately two-thirds of U.S. jobs will require some postsecondary education and training by 2018. Fourteen million of those jobs will be in the middle-skill occupations, filled by workers with an associate's degree or occupational certificate.

Politicians, Business Leaders Ask High Schoolers to Consider Community College

An associate degree from a two-year technical program may be the quickest route for recent high school graduates to enter a stable, lucrative career field. It may also be the only way to keep up with workforce demands, said President Obama.

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