Not everyone can afford a traditional college education, unfortunately. However, vocational training schools serve as a noteworthy alternative to prepare individuals for specific careers that require technical skills, such as bookkeeping, teaching, or medical technician work. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 97% of high school graduates in the United States completed at least one vocational training course in 1992, and 87% finished one or more “occupationally specific” courses.”
Last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 69.1% of high school graduates (ages 16-24) were enrolled in universities in October 2018. Thus, slightly more than 30% of Americans in this age group graduated in 2018 essentially unprepared for the workforce. Factor in the high numbers of recent college graduates (defined by the BLS as people between the ages of 20 and 29) who are either unemployed or underemployed (up to 41% underemployment among recent grads in 2019) and this education option is essential. As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) disease continues to spread, however, many institutions, including vocational training schools, have been transitioning toward offering courses online, via digital learning tools like Google Classroom, video conferencing programs, and chat rooms.
ACS has been providing English as a second language course for any non-native English speakers looking to learn English. Our programs are taught by our highly-trained instructors who have years of experience in teaching the fundamentals of the English language. This includes speaking, reading, listening, grammar, writing, and comprehension. Our course is aimed to help students enhance their communication skills. With our classes at ACS.edu, our students will acquire the skills that will help them gain employment in English speaking environments or can be used to help them further their studies. Our students work closely with the instructors during this intensive course and should be expected after the successful completion of the course to be able to gain fluency in the English language.
Employers look favorably on potential employees who can speak more than one language. It helps set them apart from other candidates. After completion of their ESL certification courses, students can find that there are plenty of career avenues open to them. Many involving jobs that can take them across the world. ACS.edu has been helping students who are interested in expanding their skill set to meet the demands of a diverse workforce.
For over 20 years, ACS has been providing a wide range of courses, beginning with introductory-level courses in computers to the highest levels of certification available across multiple industries. ACS takes immense pride in providing excellent levels of knowledge on information technology and other professional career training fields throughout multiple industries. If you are interested in enrolling in English courses in Queens or Manhattan, then call us today at (212)868-5990.