FOLLOW YOUR PASSION
Did you know that a degree beyond your High School Diploma or HiSET has the ability to increase your salary by approximately $500,000 over the course of your lifetime? Hard to believe but true! Studies show how education and learning can guarantee a healthy wage.
Training/Advanced Skills/Certificates/Degrees = More $$$$$ = A Better Life!!!
MASSACHUSETTS CAREER INFORMATION SYSTEM
The Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) free on-line to all Massachusetts residents. MassCIS is designed to provide occupational and educational information to help people make better-informed career and school choices.
FEDERAL STUDENT AID
At Federal Student Aid, we make it easier to get money for higher education. This site will assist how to prepare for college, with different types of aid, and filling out Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Find the right college for you. You can search degree, locations, tuition cost and graduation rates.
CAREER COLLEGES & TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
After high school or obtaining your GED, consider a career college or technical school that will train you for a specific trade. Schools train students for a variety of technical positions such as automotive technician, computer technician, hairstylist, medical assistant, truck driver and many other fields.
FinAid, The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid, provides free information, advice, and tools about student financial aid, college scholarships and education loans.
AFFORDABLE ONLINE COLLEGES
Students can find a broad selection of degree subjects including fields such as business, nursing, education, and engineering, among many others. All the schools are fully accredited and award the very same degree to both online and on-campus students.
GUIDE TO GRADUATING COLLEGE WITHOUT DEBT
This guidebook shows students and their families that although the cost of higher education is constantly rising, there are ways to go to school without borrowing money. From work study programs to crowd funding platforms, today’s learners have options other than traditional student loans. We’ve added to the guide 5 tips to help reduce college costs from high school to post graduation. Our guide inspects many of these options and other resources, including: Alternative ways to pay for college, such as military benefits, employer benefits, and work study, Special tips on how to save on text books, and Advice for military service members and veterans.
PAYING FOR YOUR MASTER’S DEGREE
Covering the cost of a master’s degree can be a significant financial investment. Fortunately, graduate students have a wide range of options, from federal loan programs to institutional scholarships. This guide examines the numerous ways students can finance a master’s degree, and provides key details and insight on how (and where) to get started.
EARLY CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM
MassHire Holyoke is excited to announce we will be working with 7th and 8th graders to provide an Early Career Exploration program. If you or someone you know are currently in Sullivan, HCCS, Peck, STEM or VPH please click here.
REID CAREER CENTER AT WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
Career Exploration & Preparation: Resume development, interview preparation, application assistance, essential skill development, college, career and training research, etc. Emphasis on professional development through trainings, internships and shadowing opportunities. All in collaboration with WHS Faculty and Staff.