Posted on August 19, 2017
While President Trump talks about tens of thousands of new coal jobs, we all kind of know that’s not likely. But there is an approach to a solution beginning to get traction: local community colleges creating career development, alternative and training programs specifically in coal country
Posted on August 16, 2017
As we’ve been known to say around WhatsBestforMe.com – Life Happens. Stuff gets in the way and something – or somethings – just eludes us. Higher education is often atop that list for reasons we are all aware of: cost; loss of time; distractions; unplanned events; other priorities on a day to day basis.They are all real, human issues that truly stand between us and where we always hoped or thought we’d be. But, what if? What if you looked around – at your spouse and your children and your life – and just said YES? Continue reading
Posted on August 11, 2017
Posted on August 9, 2017
Posted on August 8, 2017
Reading the comments of the teenagers who are not going to college reminds that an 18 or 19-year-old is not really ready for, as the Times puts it, real life. They know they’re faced with decisions that will affect their life, but it’s clear they’re a bit afraid of these decisions. I contrast that with what I suppose the college-bounders are thinking albeit subconsciously: Off to college, and I can still play at being a kid another few years; no big real-life decisions for me – yet.
Posted on August 5, 2017
A little secret – this is virtually every college and university’s nightmare: they recruit potential students, make decisions about those individual’s lives (with or without their participation), convince them to apply, register and enroll…and the student doesn’t show up. No ass in the seat. Nobody in the bed. No money from the government, banks or the student. This is why the www.whatsbestforme.com platform is so important – it puts the prospective student (beginning or returning) on equal footing with the schools from day one.
Posted on August 2, 2017
How can this be a surprise when two large for-profits – ITT and Corinthian – close down? Sure, there have been a few small private colleges, almost all nonprofits, close or merge, but the bulk of the “missing” schools are accounted for with ITT and Corinthian closings. And in my opinion two things have happened as a result, one good and one bad. The good thing that has happened is the worst of the bad guys In higher-ed are not around anymore to sully those who follow the rules and behave ethically and morally. The bad thing is that thousands of students suffered as did blameless employees of the closed schools.
Posted on July 28, 2017
What’s the big news here? Seems almost everyone regrets one thing or another about their life, their job, and the choices they made regarding their education. A Harris Interactive survey determined 45% of Americans like their jobs but 33% feel they are at a dead end in their career and 21% are eager to change jobs. Other surveys – Googled just now by me – show that people everywhere are unhappy with their jobs, including 55% in the U.K., 50% in Canada and a whopping 50% in the USA. So…none of these regrets or unhappiness with a job or career path is a surprise. Maybe this will help.
Posted on July 25, 2017
California’s migration of focus in community colleges from more general studies to those focused on career and technical education and development is a model that should be tracked closely. Whether community colleges are “free” – or continue to be priced, as compared to four year institutions, at a nominal rate – is not the issue here. Rather, their attention to outcomes and economic benefits for individuals, institutions and the state itself is worthy of consideration across the remaining 49 states.
Posted on July 24, 2017
There are tens of millions of Americans who are, right now, thinking about their lives. All too many are focused on those things that didn’t go as planned; and an awful lot of those things have to do with money, jobs and education. We all want – and, in many cases, need – more money for ourselves and our families. We also know that a better job often helps address that first issue. And, like it or not, the third – education – is typically a key to both.
This is not how any of us intended to start out. Most of us had a goal; many a plan to get there. We knew what we wanted – even if we didn’t know what to do to make it a reality.
And then, the inevitable occurred: Life Happened.
Well, the time has come to revisit those plans and goals. That’s why we created the WhatsBestforMe.com platform.
WhatsBestforMe.com gives you the power to make Life Happen on your terms — putting you in charge of how you change your life, your job, your finances and your family.
Tell colleges, universities, career, professional or certificate programs who you are, what area of study interests you – or, perhaps more importantly, what area of study you need in order to get where you want to be – and what will help you move the needle to consider, apply and enroll. To act. To make Life Happen on your terms.
Our vision, strategy and execution are driven by expertise, experience and commitment to you.
- Experts in higher education identified the need
- Experienced digital media and marketing executives conceived the solution
- As a company, we are committed to expanding your power to “raise your hands” and say “I’m interested!” in hopes of finding the right match.
While able to help anyone, our emphasis is on the specific needs of adult learners — particularly those who are under-employed, under-educated or overwhelmed and need a hand being recognized by the right college or school at the right time with the right offerings.
We hope you’ll take this journey with us and try the platform. Just register online and describe what you need and are looking for – just use simple check marks – from subject to location (on-campus, near your home, online, etc.) to financial aid needs, and our matching technology will identify those schools who best meet your needs and goals.
No purchase is necessary. And we’ll never share your name or other personally identifiable information before a match is made and a school has told us they want to speak with you. If your interests or needs change at any time, you can review your personal profile and adjust them to meet your needs as that happens.
Watch this space for more information about us, our successes, and real world information. And connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.