Alternatives to a four-year college degree

For Immediate Release
Tue, 12/04/2012

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CHICAGO — As college tuitions soar and the job market tightens, many young adults are questioning whether or not they should go to college. For those interested in diving directly into the workplace, “I Don't Want to Go to College: Other Paths to Success” maps out the route to career success. Written by Heather Z. Hutchins and published by Huron Street Press, a trade publishing imprint of the American Library Association available through Independent Publishers Group as well as numerous traditional retail outlets in both print and e-book editions, this book discusses the pros and cons of this path, as well as the reasons why many students fare poorly in college. In addition, topics such as the cost and value of technical and vocational training, a rundown of careers that do not require a diploma, and working while going to school are examined in detail. Whether high school graduates wish to pursue extensive training for a skilled position, or bring their entrepreneurial enthusiasm to a particular talent or passion, this information will help them achieve their professional objectives.

Hutchins is a writer, an editor, and a former English teacher. She is the coauthor of “50 Plus One Tips for Handling Everyday Stress” and “50 Plus One Tips to Organizing a Successful Social Event.” She lives in Chicago.

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