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Nondegree Trades Hampered by Lack of Awareness

Article-Nondegree Trades Hampered by Lack of Awareness

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Many young people seeking alternative pathways to jobs don't know about the apprenticeships, certifications and other programs available, recent survey results show.

The majority of young people in nondegree pathways to upskilling say they are workforce ready, according to a survey conducted by American Student Assistance and Jobs for the Future — but many are still uncertain about and unaware of such programs, the survey results indicated.

Of those surveyed who stated their confidence in their nontraditional path, one-third pursued a certification, another third obtained a certificate and one-fifth had pursued a competency-based license.

ASA and JFF surveyed more than 1,100 high school graduates who opted not to attend college directly after high school to ascertain what they chose to do instead. Nondegree pathways included apprenticeships, boot camps, certificate programs, industry certifications and occupation licenses.

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