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View the various education and training options defined in the table below. Explore the links for more information.

Option What is it? On the web
Apprenticeship An employer’s formal training program combining on-the-job learning with technical instruction for a specific trade. Registered Apprenticeship Web site
Certifications An examination or a record of work-related credentials. Issued to an individual by an external organization to communicate a certain level of skill attainment. Required in some occupations, for example nursing assistants and financial advisors. Certification Finder
Short-Term Training Training programs where you can earn a certificate, diploma, or award in less than 2 years can be a great way to advance or change your career. Short-Term Training Finder
Community College Institution typically offering two-year or associate of arts degree that can transfer to a four-year college or university. Community College Finder
Technical College One- to two-year training programs in a variety of subject areas. Short-term training also available. Find technical colleges in the Community College Finder
4-year College or University Earn a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree in your chosen field of study. Find 4-year colleges  in Education and Training Finder
Customized Training Topic-specific, short-term training designed for a specific employer. Find customized training links in the Career Resource Library
Internships Opportunity for hands-on, real work experience.  May be required in some college majors, or may be an entry-level internship you apply for after graduating college. Find internship links in the Career Resource Library
Job Corps A free, Department of Labor program designed for individuals ages 16-24 to obtain training and job skills. Job Corps Web site
Job shadowing A short-term visit to a worksite.  Choose a career of interest and set up a time to follow someone on the job throughout his or her workday. Find job shadowing links in the Career Resource Library
Professional development Training to enhance your job skills. Find professional development links in the Career Resource Library
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Training Federal program that provides short-term training and education at technical colleges, community colleges, and universities. Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Eligible Training Provider