In these tough economic times, minority college students and graduates are having to make tough choices: roll the dice in the job market or find a way to stay in school. Here is a program that could make the choice a little easier for those choosing to go in a STEM related field like engineering.This graduate fellowship program sponsored by The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) will give qualified graduates the opportunity to study a STEM degree field of their choice at a prestigous college or university.
In the time since I wrote the article “12 Licenses and Certifications You Will Need in The Green Economy”, people have asked me a number questions about certifications and their importance to employers in the green, environmental and infrastructure job market. I have been asked questions like : “How will a certification help me in my green job search? How does a certification help me from an educational standpoint? Are employers really looking for these certifications?” I am going to discuss these questions over my next series of posts but today I am going to expound on this question:”I am a Career Changer. How will a certification help me in my green job search?”
My purpose for this response is not disparage Black Enterprise Magazine nor the persons in the article but to help the further the conversation on areas of job growth.Our country’s environment and infrastructure are paramount to our country’s long-term economic prosperity. Unfortunately, the public learns most about the shortages professional in these markets when disaster strikes.