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Choose a Career Training Program that Listens to Area Employers

When it comes to choosing a career training program, you’ll want to find a program of interest that’s taught in a way that makes sense to you. If you’re a hands-on learner, you won’t want to be stuck in a lecture hall all day long. And if you’re thinking about a future career, you’ll want to make certain that the learning center you choose knows what area employers are looking for so it’s teaching what you really need to know.

If you’re looking for a future career, here are 4 reasons to start with a school that understands the employment trends and employer needs of the area where you hope to work someday:

They know what jobs are in demand: What good is it if a school prepares the best telephone booth technicians in the world when there’s absolutely no demand for the skillset it teaches? A good career training program doesn’t prepare you for non-existent jobs. Instead, it measures the economics of the area and tailors its offerings to meet actual need.

They know what the jobs are like –A good program also trains its students for what they’ll find out in the field. Program graduates should be thoroughly prepared for the situations they might encounter on an actual job. The best training simulates the real world as closely as possible and the best schools reach out to area employers for examples of that real world.

They understand employer expectations –Strong school-to-community relationships enhance a school’s ability to leverage the expectations of area employers to the advantage of its students. A school that learns from employers can provide appropriate skill training and also instruct its students on what employers demand in terms of professionalism and workplace behavior.

They know about employment opportunities –The good relationships a school builds with area employers could pay off big time for its students. If a learning center has a reputation of turning out well-prepared program graduates, employers may turn to it when they’re looking to fill their ranks.

At Career Quest Learning Centers, we develop our curriculum with input from a locally based Advisory Council in each of our campus communities. We believe this helps ensure that our programs and classes are closely tied to specific job requirements and the needs of area employers in Healthcare, Business and Information Technology.


“If anyone’s looking to get into an office setting, this is a great start because you can get all those basic computer skills that employers are looking for." 


“The instructors at Career Quest are awesome,” she said. “I couldn’t have done this on my own. They really do set you up to succeed.”