Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century. ~ Perelman
Perhaps what's happening at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario is an example of a worldwide trend. College enrollment is up 19% this year in the midst of the economic downturn.
Especially if there are few good job opportunities, there is no better investment than to upgrade one's skills and perspectives for improved chances of landing that ideal job in the future.
Of course, students want to position themselves in the right niche program that will promise bountiful opportunities when they graduate.
One program attracting attention at St. Clair is the accelerated paralegal program. Recent Ontario regulations require a specific license; also paralegals can now work on small claims cases up to $25,000 compared to $10,000 thus providing the potential for more work.
Certainly one can't go wrong in choosing focused programs in the areas of computers, health care, science, and technology. Also many Baby Boomers are retiring over the next few years leaving a chasm of job opportunities.
One wonders: what are the special niche college programs today which engage students and which ensure bright job opportunities for the future?
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