Re-Thinking The Pathway To Higher Education

We have finished another school year with over 3 million high school graduates. Congratulations! Seventy percent will go on to a four-year college, even though according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), only 27% of the jobs created through 2022 will require a four-year degree and 70% of all new Wisconsin jobs being created will only require a high school degree, according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Skills Gap Report. Based on the BLS data, National Public Radio (NPR) makes the “tongue in cheek” analogy that you could close every two and four-year College for 10 years and still meet the industry demand for college graduates.

Nineteen percent of these new high school graduates will finish their four-year degree in four years. Congratulations! Thirty-nine percent more will complete that four-year degree in six years. For the rest, life just goes on. Of those who do graduate, only about 30% will find jobs in their field do to a job market saturated with previous college graduates. Are we over-educated? Are we just choosing degrees that do not equate to a job after graduation? Or, do we just not understand our options?

College graduates will have an average student loan debt of $30-50,000 depending on which completion plan they were on, with many having student loan balances in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Total student loan debt is $1.3 trillion today and rising $3.300 every second. Congratulations! Did you know that higher education was a one-half trillion dollar industry? Paying back your federal student loan starts six months after graduation and has two options: 1) monthly payments over 10-25 years or 2) death.

There were over two million college graduates this year. Congratulations! Twenty one percent had jobs when they graduated with an average salary of $40,000, or about $20 per hour. Congratulations? That is until the minimum wage moves to $15.00 per hour, then the whole return on investment college argument becomes suspect. Thirty nine percent took jobs that did not require a college degree even though they just spent four to six years of their lives and $30-50,000 getting one. Can you spell barista? For the other 40%, life just goes on.

Today, in the United States, there are more 18-34 year olds living at home than at any time since 1880. Congratulations! This makes perfect sense. A college graduate earns $40,000, Uncle Sam takes 25%, and the average monthly expenses for a 20-something living alone is about $2,600. Ouch, we are in negative territory. Let us look at all millennials. The average salary is $27,000, Uncle Sam takes 15%, and the expenses are still about $2,600. Even more negative! Pretty tough to stay out of the red being a single college graduate or millennial. Note to parents: make sure you save a room at the inn.

The PayScale Website points out that many careers we assume require a four-year college degree can actually be started with a two-year degree. The break-even earnings point for students pursuing this career pathway is about 10 years. You say sure, but after 10 years the four-year college grad will earn more, right? Nope. I forgot to mention that after two years on the job the two-year graduate went back to college using tuition reimbursement from the employer and earned a four-year degree. With the gained experience, four-year degree, and no student loan debt, the two-year career pathway choice was the best value with greater lifetime earnings.

The Over Educated Generation is a new organization founded by Steve Burleson in 2016. As a Technical College educator for 17 years and parent, Steve saw and experienced the mixed messages that confront our students, children, parents and educators, as they navigate the confusing, false promise ridden pathway to higher education.

Our goal is to: “Educate everyone who needs to know the truth about academic & career pathways, the options available and where to find the “value” in the system. We will push for reforms and accountability so our students will not have to mortgage their futures to have fulfilling careers. ” EDUCATION IS OUR MAIN PURPOSE!

What Can Instructors Do to Promote Learning?

If you were to ask your students at the end of a course week, or at the end of a course, what they learned – what do you believe their answer would be? Would it be something they have read, a memorable class lecture, an engaging class discussion, or insight gained as a result of all of these classroom elements combined? As an educator, do you believe that learning is an ongoing process throughout the duration of the course, or do you find that it occurs at specific points and as a result of specific prompts?

It is assumed that a classroom, an instructor, a textbook, and assigned learning activities will ensure that learning occurs when students are enrolled. Consider the purpose of learning objectives or outcomes when the course is developed. The objectives establish a purpose for the course and measurement for assessments so that students can demonstrate learning has occurred. All learning activities are designed specifically for the purpose of ensuring that learning objectives are met.

Yet learning does not occur in a linear manner, within the prescribed number of course weeks, or with the assigned learning activities. Even the established course objectives do not guarantee that students will learn according to what has been planned. What is the critical element? The classroom instructor. The instructor’s role is essential not only to classroom management, but to creating conditions within the classroom and the minds of the students that are conducive to learning. These are conditions the course objectives and learning activities alone cannot create.

Additional Questions About Learning in the Classroom

As I have been thinking about the process of learning, I have developed a list of additional questions that I would like to pose to help other educators also consider how students learn.

How do you define learning? Is it a matter of students acquiring information, completing assignments, earning a grade, participating in class discussions, completing a course, or something else? Do you consider outcomes measured by the learning objectives to be temporary in nature or do those goals indicate that something long-term has occurred when students are able to demonstrate mastery or completion of each one?

Does every student learn something in your class? This is important to consider as it is almost assumed that learning is going to happen, as if there is a guarantee it will take place for every student who makes an attempt. You can also consider the amount of effort a student puts in and whether or not that will influence their ability to learn.

Do some learning activities promote learning better than others? For example, when a student answers a discussion question, has this student demonstrated learning or is a response to an instructor’s follow up question a better indicator? Are written assignments as effective, or more effective, than class discussions for helping students demonstrate what they have learned? Are some types of assignments more effective than others for serving this purpose?

My Perspective as a Student and an Educator

I obtained two of my degrees in a traditional college classroom environment. What I remember most are some of the class projects I had to complete, along with some of the written projects – especially the culminating project for my MBA program. I wrote a business plan and I was required to conduct the research necessary to launch the new business, which really put to use everything I had studied. As a result of this project, there are concepts and an application of theories that I never forgot and this helped to inform my work as an educator.

I obtained the remainder of my degrees in a non-traditional or online college classroom environment. The most challenging degree was my doctorate degree as there was nothing for me to memorize and no tests for me to pass. I earned my grades by conducting research and completing projects, especially written projects that applied the information I gained in a manner that I was creating long term knowledge. I remember those projects very well, especially my research study, and the work I began during that doctoral program I continue today. The knowledge I gained has been applied to my career, along with the books, blog posts, and articles I have written.

When I taught at the community college, I was different than many of the other instructors as I did not want to teach for a test. I knew that most of the lectures I heard while in my traditional programs were long forgotten, as were the tests I had taken. I wanted to be different and I incorporated interesting elements into my instruction. Many students were taken by surprise as they expected the same two hour stand-and-lecture approach, followed by a mid-term and final exam.

Most of my work as an educator has been in the field of distance learning. I know that the for-profit online school industry has been under scrutiny. However, distance learning can be effective if there is an instructor who has been trained not only in the subject matter but the principles of adult education. When students are provided with discussions and meaningful papers to write, and there is an instructor to guide them, they are likely to gain something of value from the class. This has always been my goal. I know as a faculty development specialist that instructors who do not understand adult education principles are the ones who often struggle to relate to students and that can leave students on their own, which can have an adverse impact on the learning process.

I have also watched a non-profit online school become prominent in the field of distance learning and it has caused many accreditors and educators like myself great concern as there are no instructors involved. It is advertised as being competency-based, but that is just a fancy phrase (for this school) for correspondence-style courses. Students can study (or not if they choose) and take assessments (three or four times if needed) until they pass – often with a score as low as 51%. There are no grades issued on transcripts, only pass or fail indicators. It will be interesting to see if this fad is accepted in the long run, or if accreditors will demand instructor to student interactions.

What Can Instructors Do to Promote Learning?

As I have studied adult education, I have come to understand learning from the perspective of how the mind takes and processes information. When students read something in the textbook or listen to a lecture, that is information and some of it will be stored in short term memory. The same is true for memorizing information for a test. That information is stored in short term memory. In order for educators to state that learning has occurred, students need to make a connection with that information in some manner or apply it in some way so that it will move into long-term memory. Long-term memory is a storage center and arranged by connections and associations. With this understanding of how information is stored, it can help an instructor prepare to help students in the classroom.

Classroom Contributions: As an instructor, you need to have a dual perspective of your classroom. One perspective is classroom management and ensuring that your contractual obligations have been met. The other is from an educational perspective and what you can do to prompt conditions conductive to adult education – even if you did not control the design of the course itself. The most important addition you can make is your intellectual contribution. As an educator, you have a unique ability to see the course concepts from multiple perspectives and you can share these views during discussions, as follow up replies and prompts. You can also share additional resources, overviews, wrap-ups, summaries, and guides – anything that will provide additional value for your students.

Student Readiness and Preparedness: The two issues that can help students, or hinder their performance at any given time, are academic readiness and preparedness. This may be beyond your immediate control at first; however, as you get to know your students and provide feedback, you will be able to address their developmental needs. What you can do is consider methods and strategies that will help their ability to learn each class week. For example, can you provide a rubric for a written assignment to help them self-check their work? Can you provide strategies and resources as tips to help them? For example, I have shared note-taking strategies and this has helped some students who struggled with reading comprehension.

Instructional Approach: As an educator, I want to focus on stimulating their intellectual interest and engaging their mind. If I provide a canned answer to a discussion question, or I do not take time to read the content of a paper, I am missing out on an opportunity to engage them in the learning process. I want to ask questions that cause students to think further and to look for additional information and answers. For the subject matter I am teaching, I am always reading to stay current in this field and looking for additional resources, case studies, and current issues I can share with students as a means of bringing the course materials to life.

Can students learn without an instructor? Yes, it is possible as we all learn informally every day. But in a formal classroom environment it is a different matter and regardless of the trends and fads that come and go in higher education, nothing can replace the value that a highly experienced and educated instructor brings to the classroom – especially one who truly cares about students and the value they receive from the class. Instructors promote learning when they are actively engaged in the class and more importantly, actively engaging the minds of their students. While this does not mean that every student will pass the class, it does indicate that students who are making an effort to be involved in the class will likely retain something in long-term memory that will be recalled later, and that is the ultimate goal of adult education.

Top 8 Factors to Consider When Choosing a College

Importance of Accreditation

An accredited college implies that the concerned college is recognized by the official, state and other educational authorities for being an institution that provides high quality education. This is very important as if the college is not accredited, the degree will not hold merit value in job placements, as well as for further studies.

Use of up-dated syllabus

Colleges whose vision is to instill a deep sense of foundation learning will ensure that their syllabus is up-to-date with the latest trends. With the speed at which new developments are occurring in every field, it’s important that colleges keep up and revise the syllabus of their program regularly. This will work wonders for the students in the long run, and reduce the cost and effort of firms in training them.

College Location

This important factor requires you to do some soul searching on your own, and decide if you want pick a college that is close to your own home, or you are comfortable re-locating to another place for the purpose of your education. We assert that you take a balanced call and if a good program allows for accommodation and stay, it’s a worthy investment.

Student – Professor Ratio

This refers to average class size a professor would take when delivering lectures. Some colleges have larger classes, where the Professor will not be able to give personal attention to each student thus leading to a dilution of study. Opting for college where is student – professor ratio is optimal allows you to interact with the professor well and learn efficiently.

Check the scholarship provisioning of the college

Students have to think about the over-all cost overheads before joining any institute. Pursuing a program from a reputed institute can sometimes be expensive, in such cases students must check for scholarship provisioning by the institute. Some Universities offer Scholarships as high up to 5 crore for the eligible students.

Transfer rate of Students: Transfer rate of students refers to the rate of percentage of incoming students who want to leave; if it is very high, it implies that students are not happy with college.

Safety: An important criterion that at times gets overlooked is ‘Safety’. Students must check if the college has adequate measures to ensure the safety inside its campus. If you are taking full time accommodation in the college, you must ensure that there are necessary alarms to prevent intruders out of the dorms at night. Also, if it’s a vast campus do check if the college has a patrolling security service so that you feel self-assured when studying at college.

Internship and Placement

Checking out where prior students of the college have got their internship done, as well as the recruiters who picked the students will give you an idea of the overall quality of students graduating from the institute. Some colleges have comprehensive programs of study which allow them to get good placements.

Emergence of New Universities

Currently, there are a number of new universities that have come up in India. These through their innovative and modern methodologies of teaching have managed to carve a niche for themselves as being excellent centers of higher education in India.

Sandip University situated in Trimbak, Nashik is among them, and in a short period of time is today considered amongst the Top-10 centers of higher education in India, by a Times-B-School survey. By far the leading university in Nasik, the institute has grown from strength to strength from the day of its inception.

Completely self-financed Sandip University has brought about a revolution of sorts with its novel methodology of teaching that centers on the growth of its students. Having 13 schools under its umbrella, it today is a preferred choice for many aspirants of higher education. Not only have we found Sandip University, matching all the 8 factors above, it also has excellent faculties that makes it at par with some of the best Universities in the world.

Guide To The Best Degree Course And University

To most people, education is everything. Due to this, they are cautious from the type of courses they choose to the universities they attend. To help you out, here are tips on how to make the right decision.

Best degree courses

There are plenty of university degrees you can choose from. Some of the best being:

Web development: Everyone is now getting into the digital space and almost every company is looking to hire a web expert. In this course, you will study a lot of mathematics and physics. You will be working with computer languages thus you should be ready to learn a few computer programming languages. When you graduate you can start your own web development company or seek employment in one of the many companies looking for computer experts.

Nursing: As a registered nurse you will be doing some of the duties carried out by a physician. This can be medical prescription and even diagnosis. Since you will be dealing with the human body, you should be ready to learn about the human anatomy. Also be ready to study about drugs and drug interactions. If you have looked at the job portals, you must have noticed that every year there are plenty of nurses required in the job market. You can work in one of the hospitals or even start your own clinic.

Biomedical Engineering: This course combines engineering sciences with biomedicine and clinical practice. In addition to the comfort of a high salary when you pursue this course, you also have more meaning to your work as you will be working in two areas-you will be working with machines and also humans. The most attractive thing is that the industry is on upward trend thus many biomedical engineers will be in demand in the future.

In school, you will be learning about the various biomedical equipment and how you can use them to make the lives of the patients easier.

Occupational therapy: As an occupational therapist you help ill, injured, and disabled people to access their workplace and easily face the various aspects of their lives. Your role will be evaluating the patients in their workplace and home, identify their health needs and any possible improvements.

Guide to choosing the best university

When you are looking to join a university, you need to consider plenty of factors. Some of these factors include:

Relevance: How relevant is the university to what you are studying? While most universities teach on a wide range of courses, there are some universities that are better known for a given area of study. For example, there are some that are known for business related courses, others for medicine courses and so on. To increase your chances of getting employed and get expert knowledge, go to a college that is known for a given discipline. For example, if interested in finance, attend a university that focuses on business related courses.

Fee: This is also crucial. As rule of thumb, you should join an institution that is within your budget. When making your choice you should note that private universities are more expensive than the public ones.

Conclusion

This is what you need to know when you are choosing a university degree and the school to attend. To have an easy time, choose a course that you love.

Benefits of Studying in Canada

Quality Education, Respected Qualifications

Canada has high academic standards and diligent quality controls in education. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is globally recognized and is considered on par with the qualifications obtained from the United States or Commonwealth countries. The country is one of the top education performers in the world and is the top OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) country in education spending. The education system in Canada consists of both publicly-funded and private schools which include community colleges, technical institutes, universities, university colleges, career colleges, language schools, secondary schools and summer camps.

High-Class Language Education

Canada is a world leader in language training. It is a bilingual country which teaches French and English as a first and second language. These languages are an integral part of Canadian education. You will be able to improve your fluency and capacity for either language as you further your studies.

Large Employment Prospects

Canada and the United States both belong to the North American Free Trade Area. Both countries are pursuing the policy of immigration and the employment prospects of graduates are unlimited.

Affordable Education

The cost of living and tuition fees for international students in Canada are generally lower when compared to the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Canada is often the preferred choice for students attending college or university. The rates at the U.S. public universities were found to be almost 1/3 higher than fees for Bachelor’s degrees in Canada, while U.S. private university fees were more than double.

Canadian Multiculturalism

Canada adopted multiculturalism as an official policy in 1971. It is the first country in the world which has adopted multiculturalism as a policy. The Multiculturalism Policy of Canada also confirmed the rights of Aboriginal peoples and the status of Canada’s two official languages. Almost all the world’s ethnic groups are well represented in Canada.

Healthy and Safe Communities

Canada is one of the best places in the world to live. As an international student in Canada, you can enjoy all of the same freedoms which protect Canadians. The Canadian society respects human rights and equality, and it is stable and peaceful.

Exciting Campus Lifestyle

All Canadian campuses across the country feature the latest in technology with wireless hotspots, enabling online interactive learning experience for students. The campus facilities include Olympic-calibre sports facilities, concert halls,radio and newspapers. The Canadian universities and colleges typically feature the best mix of an academic and leisure lifestyle in an environment that facilitates immense opportunities to meet students from a varied international student pool.

Research Opportunities

Research is one of the key components of a Canadian post-secondary education. You will have enough opportunities to become a part of this dynamic aspect of education. In Canada, government and industry equally support research in sectors such as telecommunications, medicine, agriculture, computer technology, and environmental science.

Land of Possibilities

Canada is a land of immigrants and is a unique melting pot of cultures. Canadian culture is very vibrant- with plenty of movies, music, books, food, fun entertainments- to make your life interesting. As part of this highly dynamic and hands-on academic environment, you will acquire knowledge and skills in analysis and communication. You will learn how to express yourself, demonstrate your creativity and enhance your self-confidence It is a land of immense possibilities and opportunities.

Get Your College Education Free

In general, if a manufacturer produces a product for a dollar, by the time it reaches the retail shelf to be priced at ten dollars, there have been numerous customary markups in cost to account for all processes and services required to get the product there. Additionally, there is an accounting of what the retailer believes regarding the exclusivity of the product and the market demand for the product. As such, if the retailer believes that it can get ten dollars per product unit, then it will do its best to acquire the product as close to the one dollar production cost, to increase the margin (net profit after sale).

Like any other product, the employer wants to pay as little as possible for you and your services. The most capable and productive of you will contribute to, fully produce or sell far more value than you cost your employer annually.

While the aristocracy and some of the wealthy may look upon a college/university education as a globally-oriented, social finishing experience for the young adults in their families, the existing and developing bourgeois (middle class) should recognize college as the next step toward their personal success in the market. Broad, non-focused development of diverse cultural experiences, knowledge and related soft skills is of limited market value and cannot be justified in a ROI consideration. The implication is not that we should forego teaching liberal arts. However, much of higher education has drifted so far from marketable to the corporate world that it is almost criminal to suggest to a student that s/he should major in such subjects, much less pay for the “opportunity”.

The higher education industry claims that as a result of their education and training you will be paid by industry. But, as schools focus more on expanding their liberal arts, fine arts, entertainment (including sports) departments and to a lesser degree upon that which supports and drives markets, the more graduates finish college with lesser marketable knowledge and skills. Most colleges are not accountable for producing job-specific, job-accessing graduates from each student enrolled. Some have even reduced career to the equivalents of in-house, electronic job boards. Further compromising the process, industry, as the primary beneficiary of well-educated pools of candidates, are not paying for your training as it did at the onset of the American Industrial Revolution.

If colleges and universities wish to promote very broad course catalogs and higher education experiences, maybe they should be convincing all of industry that they are providing the training/education their prospective employees need. Maybe they should even be exacting payment from corporate America for education/training services rendered, cooperative placement, and to improve the industry-education system relationship relevancy.

But, until such happens, and until U.S. corporations start behaving in a more nationalistic manner, you as a student will need to focus on selling Brand You, finding and acquiring the free or substantially reduced cost, market valuable educations you need and deserve. There are numerous routes to free and very low net cost educations at numerous very good colleges and universities. Get your free, quality education. Your Success Matters!

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Finding Success After College

Graduating students would like to find the key to success, as they enter the world of work. Since most have a limited amount of work experience and do not really know what is expected of them, they would like to find a proven path they can follow. Here it is:

1. Job Offers – Seek job offers in your areas of strength. Employers want you to contribute to the success of the company. You stand a greater chance of doing that when you start out in a job that takes advantage of your strengths.

2. Company Culture – Investigate the culture in which you will be working. What environment makes you feel comfortable? Every company and every department has an operating style. Do some online research and try to talk with employees, former employees, customers and competitors.

3. Co-workers – Meet and make a judgement about the people you will work with. If you hate your boss and the people you will be working with, it will show. That is not something that will lead you to success.

4. Getting Started – Remember, you are the new employee, “the college kid,” and you don’t yet know how things work around there. You may be book smart, but there is a lot to learn about the people, the products and services and the methods of operation. Your first job is to ‘fit in.’

5. The Work – Accept assignments and responsibility willingly. If you want to progress into the management ranks, you must first show others that you can get the job done as an individual. Later you must get the job done in groups or on teams and when leading a group.

6. Ask Questions – Introduce yourself to everyone you meet. Show others that you are interested in the job, the company and want to learn as much as possible. The faster you gather the information and learn the ropes the faster you will become a member of the team.

7. Your Attitude – Offer everyone a positive attitude, a great smile and a kind word. This acronym will help you remember that making a good impression starts with your attitude: A Tiny Thing Inside That Ultimately Determines Everything.

8. Preparation – Obtain the information, tools, skills and assistance you will need. Doing any job well requires forethought and preparation.

9. Be Helpful – Be willing to help others. Your willingness to help your fellow employees will go a long way toward gaining their support when it is needed.

10. Relationships – Build positive relationships with the people you encounter. If the people in the company like you, your chances for success increase. When they do not like you, there is little chance for you to survive.

11. Work Quality – Do your best work. Employers want people who perform at a high level with consistent quality and a high degree of reliability. They must believe that they can count on you.

12. Determination – Persevere in the face of obstacles and difficulties. Few assignments will be easy or go smoothly. Employers need people who can find acceptable ways to overcome the challenges they encounter.

13. Deadlines – Beat any deadlines. Oftentimes, you must get your job done first, so someone else can use your results to get their job done. Missing a deadline will harm your reputation and hinder the success of your employer.

14. Results – Strive to achieve results that are greater than expected. Employers reward results. Your reputation is built on the results you achieve and the way you achieve them. Pay attention to your results. Note: Working hard is not results.

15. Credit – Give credit to the people who help you. Successful employees do not operate in a vacuum. You must show appreciation for any help you receive or nobody will help you again.

16. Assignments – When you finish one assignment, ask for another. Learn from each one. Successful people expect to work hard and be counted on over and over again. One success does not make you successful.

17. Respect – You do not earn respect by treating people poorly. Treat ‘everyone’ with respect. Employees who perform even the most the menial jobs are important to the company. Gain their respect and friendship and they will try to help you succeed.

18. Politics – Recognize that politics exists in the company. Don’t offend the people in power. Determine the pecking order and operate with care.

19. Trust – Prove that you can be trusted. Keep confidential information confidential. Make other employees look good. Don’t gossip, put anyone down or speak poorly of them.

20. You Are Being Judged – Understand that you are being judged. Your supervisor, co-workers and management all want to know who you are. Over time, your words, actions, results and attitude will make that clear to everyone.

When new employees follow these guidelines, they will be moving forward, enhancing their reputations and helping their employers. That is the key to success after graduation.

The Canadian Education System

The Canadian education system consists of three levels. The first level is known as the elementary level, the second is called the secondary level and the third is called the post-secondary education level. If you are in Canada or you have plans to go there, we suggest that you read up on the education system over there, especially if you want to go there for education. Let’s know more about the education system in Canada.

The Education System

In Canada, governments at provincial and territorial levels govern education. Therefore, there is a little difference between each education system. For example, the difference is that the grades where the levels start and end are different. Each province and territory offers free education for 12 years. However, for Quebec, the free education is offered for 11 years. Based on the province, education is a must for age 15 and 18.

Education levels

Now, let us read up on the education offered at different levels in Canada. This will give you a lot better idea of how the education system works over there.

· Elementary

Typically, kids aged 5 enter kindergarten. In elementary schools, kids study from grade one to grade 6. Afterwards, the students study for 2 years. In other areas, the school offers education till grade 8. As far as Quebec goes, the elementary school provides education from grade 1 to grade 6. Afterwards, the students go directly to high school.

· Secondary

Most often, secondary school is called high school. In these schools, students study from grade 9 to grade 12. Moreover, in areas with junior high and middle school, it includes both grade 7 and grade 8. On the other hand, in Quebec, students study from grade 7 to grade 11. Afterwards, the students study in CEGEP for 24 months and then go to university.

· Post-secondary

This level of education consists of career college, grade school, university and community college.

Programs for language

In Canada, language programs are provided at private language schools, universities, colleges, high schools and middle schools. Since English is the international language, more importance is given to teach this language across Canada.

Structure

Districts: In Canada, the division of provinces is done based school districts. Moreover, school districts include school boards that implement curriculum and policy established by the province. Usually, a school district provides services to a couple of towns or cities based on their size.

Religious affiliation

Schools can be Christian, Catholic or secular. However, in some provinces, you can find different school boards for both non-religious and religious schools. So, students from religious families can also go to the school based on their religious affiliation.

Private and public

The education system in Canada consists of public schools as well as private schools. The public schools receive funds from the government. On the other hand, private schools don’t get funded by the government and students have to pay fees to study in private school. Moreover, at the post secondary level, students pay a considerably smaller amount of tuition fee than in private universities.

So, this was a brief introduction to the education system in Canada.

Cosmetology: The New Booster for Your Medical Practice

In today’s world and more than ever, beauty is emphasized as a very important characteristic. Physical attractiveness will help people get employment, find a life partner, more generally: fit in a demanding society that values and rewards physical appearance.

The medical and personal care products industries attempt to answer the growing demand by a public desirous to avail the latest techniques and products available in cosmetology. A social phenomenon, dedicating a certain budget to beauty is now accepted as a norm. This translates into hugely profitable economic activities, where physicians and cosmetologists have both an important role to play and a place of choice though the direct contact and care they offer to patients. Scientific and medical progress means that a wide range of solutions are available to the public, but only a trained practitioner will deliver safe and effective treatment. Along with the increase in techniques available, rises the awareness of the public but also, the need for skilled professionals in cosmetology.

Cosmetology is not concerned anymore with mere topical skin care. Laser treatments, injectables, facial peels and many more procedures, can be performed by a professional who receives adequate training. Choosing to add cosmetology as a speciality has the potential to enhance the person’s revenues and to become a full time career due to the massive demand for cosmetology treatments. The advantages of training in cosmetic treatments are manifold. It is a fascinating discipline that calls for precision, patience and allows a privileged and long term relationship with patients. Indeed, cosmetology treatments are always projects to be decided and implemented together by the patient and his care giver. The results offered by the procedures are amazing, quickly visible and lead to the immense satisfaction of the patient, making this discipline a very rewarding activity for the trained practitioner. It is nonetheless crucial for the professional wishing to be trained in cosmetology to be taught by the best in the field; by a team of doctors highly trained, experienced, who practice and research in cosmetology. Mostly, an established and highly specialised Institute with a proven track record of trained professionals can satisfy these criteria. Choosing the right training course in cosmetology and the best Institute is as important, as choosing the right practitioner for the patient who wishes to avail cosmetic treatment.

Naturally, training in the area of cosmetology will make any established practice or activity more lucrative. Patients may be informed about newer techniques or even be made aware of the availability of the treatments at their regular practitioner’s office. With training in cosmetology, the professional can easily convey information and interest a patient in trying out safe, effective and sometimes life changing cosmetic solutions. Getting training in today’s most effective therapeutic skin care solutions is indeed a tremendously exciting prospect for any practitioner.