Summer 2008

  • By Chris Carroll Did you know that nearly 1 million high school students expressed an interest in a degree or program offered by career colleges, but only about a quarter of those students actually ended up enrolling at a career college? The path to a successful career for high school students, according to some popular opinion, involves the pursuit of a degree from a traditional four-...
  • By Ronnie Richmond II There are many things for students to consider when deciding to attend college. One of the most important is making sure that the education they receive will help them find employment upon graduation. I visited National College in Lexington, KY, recently and spoke with campus staff regarding their school’s ability to help students after they graduate. “...
  • By Jenny Faubert It’s a story that’s all too familiar. When everyone says you can’t do it, what do you do? Some young adults believe what they’re told and give up. But not Ana Elias, whose biggest obstacle became her greatest motivation. Many people around her believed she would not graduate from high school, let alone attend college. Surrounded by gang activity,...
  • By Robert L. Martin Career colleges have a tremendous impact on the labor force. They also provide an educational option for students who decide to follow a path other than the route to a traditional college or university. These are facts proponents of career colleges have always believed to be true. For years, though, the Imagine America Foundation (IAF) has produced its annual Fact Book...
  • A: That’s an excellent question! For starters, let’s review what makes a student eligible for an Imagine America scholarship. To be eligible, the applicant must graduate from a high school in the U.S. or one of its territories within the program year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) and enroll in a participating career college. In the event that you have more than three eligible...
  • By Torian Brown The 2007 Imagine America high school scholarship program proved to be another successful year with nearly 8,000 high school graduates applying, over 12,000 high school counselors registering for our scholarship program and over 5,000 student scholarships being issued. After the 2007 program year ended, we were able to find interesting trends about our program users, counselors...
  • By Jessica Breece Your students are making one of the biggest choices of their lives. How can you help? With the most comprehensive resource of its kind on career education – the 2008-2009 edition of Imagine America’s Guide to Career Colleges! The Guide to Career Colleges is the source for information on over 1,300 career colleges nationwide. Nearly 400 of those institutions...
  • By Jenny Faubert Looking back, could you have used some extra motivation in school? Maybe you weren’t challenged enough and lost interest. Now your goal is to prepare and motivate students to be the best they can be. Are you struggling to do this? Need help? SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a...