Enroll Now at Gateway to Benefit from Future Job Market | Business
Covington, Ky. (Aug. 21, 2012) – Gateway Community and Technical College offers career and transfer education to prepare people for jobs in all of the region’s fastest-growing and highest-paying fields, and Gateway is accepting students now for fall terms that begin Sept. 10, Sept. 17, and Oct. 10.
According to a recently released report on the job outlook for 2020 in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, 90 percent of the jobs paying above $33,130 a year will require some combination of post-secondary education, on-the-job training, and/or more than a year’s work experience.
The report, produced in collaboration by Vision 2015 and Agenda 360, shows that healthcare, education, business, finance and technology are the top five fastest-growing and best-paying fields for the future, with production occupations in the sixth spot.
“Gateway has collaborated for the past 10 years with regional employers to build academic programs that prepare students for jobs in these very fields,” said Ed Hughes, Gateway president and CEO. “We’re pleased now to have the capacity available for students to prepare for these high-wage, high-demand jobs.”
Gateway’s tuition of $140 per credit hour for in-state students is roughly half of the cost of any public university in Kentucky. Students who complete an associate degree at Gateway and transfer to a four-year university can save 30 to 40 percent of the cost typically associated with earning a bachelor’s degree.
Financial aid is available for students who maintain a 2.0 grade point average, and Gateway offers 32 different kinds of scholarships. Many are targeted specifically at students entering healthcare and manufacturing fields.
Low-income students interested in healthcare occupations other than registered nursing may qualify for tuition and other assistance under a federal Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG). The college’s Veterans Employment and Training Service – VETS – is specially designed to help veterans make a successful transition to civilian life.
“The HPOG program and VETS are just a couple of examples of the special services available to our students to help them identify their career goals, enroll at Gateway and earn the college credential they need to take advantage of the job opportunities forecast for our area,” Hughes said.
Credits earned at Gateway transfer by law to any of Kentucky’s eight public universities. Gateway is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Credit earned at regionally accredited colleges like Gateway is generally accepted by four-year universities across the country.
Locally, Gateway is a partner in Thomas More College’s Four is MORE program that provides automatic admission to TMC to any Gateway associate-degree graduate and a scholarship ranging from $10,000 to $14,000 a year for full-time students.
“We encourage every high school senior in Northern Kentucky and every person in our region who wants a better future to do two things: review the 2020 Jobs Outlook Report and then call Gateway,” said Hughes. “We can help you build a career in a fast-growing, high-wage occupation. It’s not too late – or too soon – to start right now.”