Starting a new career can change your life. The healthcare and information technology (IT) fields are both in high demand and pay well. However, job training programs can be expensive. Luckily, federal grants exist to help people who need financial help get free training to begin a new career.
American Job Centers were created as part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). These centers provide many services to job-seekers, including information about federal workforce grants that can help you train for a new career for free.
There are several different types of workforce grants. You can find out if you might be eligible for one by answering a few questions on the Benefits.gov website. If you'd like a more personal touch, reach out to a MedCerts admission advisor. They have a lot of experience working with students using workforce grants to fund their job training programs.
You may be eligible for a workforce grant if you're unemployed or not making enough at your current job. Different programs have different requirements, so make sure you understand the application process. Your admission advisor or American Job Center can help guide you through the process.
Before you decide on a job training program, think about what subjects interest you and what type of job you'd like to have. Working in IT might be a great choice if you enjoy computers and electronics. Whether you're interested in repairing PCs or working in cybersecurity, IT jobs pay well and are always in demand, even during hard economic times. If you're more interested in working with people than computers, you may want to consider a healthcare career. MedCerts has healthcare training programs where you can get certified to interact with patients, perform hands-on procedures, and start a career in one of the fastest-growing industries in the US.
Once you decide what fields interest you, start searching for a training program that accepts your workforce funding grant. MedCerts has many certifications available in healthcare and information technology. Our programs train you for national certification exams that qualify you to work in positions such as:
Make sure the training program you choose has a strong student support component. Student services, such as an admissions advisor, a career coach, and student success advisors, can make a tremendous difference in your educational experience and your ability to find a good job when you graduate.
At MedCerts, our Career Center provides you with the resources and tools you need to write stand-out resumes, prepare for interviews, and land a great job. We're fully committed to your success. Contact a MedCerts admissions advisor to learn more about which program might be right for you.
When you're ready to start on the path to a well-paying, rewarding career, reach out to MedCerts for help getting started. Our trained counselors can provide you with information and guidance to find out if you qualify for federal grant training. Your new life is just a few steps away.
Sandy Mead has over 22 years of experience in the workforce development space and helps MedCerts create career opportunities and build relationships with workforce offices.
As the National Director of Workforce Development, Sandy partners with workforce offices across the country to assist in the WIOA requirements of providing skills gained and national credentials to increase successful career pathways. She has been instrumental in increasing performance data outcomes and helping participants achieve credentials to enhance employment.