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Did the decision to enroll in a career college program at AOLCC lead to a positive change or transformation in your life? Do you know someone who could benefit from an experience like yours? If you’re a student at AOLCC, referring a friend or family member is a great way to make a difference in their lives.

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives and careers of many Canadians and has left people searching for alternative career paths or weighing the options for their next move. In these unprecedented times, enrolling in a career college program can be a great way to take control of one’s future. 

Career colleges equip graduates with the skills and resources necessary to transition from one career to another or to increase their opportunities within their current field. Here’s why referrals can make a difference, and how the decision to enroll in courses at AOLCC could transform a life.

Referrals to Career College Programs Make a Big Difference

Referrals are at the core of AOLCC’s success as a school that has paved the way for the careers of many graduates. One in four students currently attending AOLCC has enrolled as a result of a referral, and 50% of those referred to AOLCC have become students. This high rate of referral success is not a coincidence; people trust the experiences and opinions of their friends and family. In fact, according to a report conducted by Nielsen, 83% of respondents in 60 countries say that they trust recommendations from family members and friends. This means that for most of us, the recommendations from people we know are the most credible. 

By referring a friend to a career college program, you could be making a difference in their lives

By referring a friend to a career college program, you could be making a difference in their lives

Sharing your personal experience with your loved ones allows them to see firsthand the benefits of obtaining a diploma or certificate from AOLCC, so if you believe that someone you know could benefit from attending career college, a referral is a great way to encourage them to take the next step.

A Career College Program Can Help People Pursue Their Passions in a Flexible Environment

Enrolling in a career college program is a great way to make a meaningful change without making major commitments or taking years off from work, as a university degree requires. Due to their flexibility, career college programs offer students the opportunity to pursue a job in a field they’re passionate about and transform their career path without wondering whether they’re making the right decision. 

AOLCC has several options to ensure that students are offered a flexible learning experience. With AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System (ILS), students can opt to complete their coursework virtually, accommodating their personal scheduling needs. For those who can’t afford to leave their current job or who have familial obligations, AOLCC’s ILS makes it possible to work towards one’s goals without making sacrifices in other aspects of their lives. In addition, students looking to complete their diploma or certificate program quickly can benefit from AOLCC’s condensed programs, which focus on building practical skills in a shorter period of time. Through a condensed program, students can earn their diploma or certification in 12 months or less.

Career College Graduates are Valued in the Workforce

While a typical university degree provides students with a broader, more theory-based education, career college programs allow students to develop specific skill sets which are easily identifiable and valuable to employers. According to a 2014 survey conducted by ZipRecruiter, almost three-quarters of employees said that their employers value skills related to work experience over a higher education degree.

AOLCC’s programs offer hands-on training, enabling students to gain practical experience in their chosen field. A diploma or certificate from a career college shows employers that a candidate possesses the real-world skills necessary to be a productive employee who can apply their training confidently in the workplace.

Enrolling in a career college program doesn’t require big financial sacrifices or time commitments, and it’s a great way to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a new field in just a short amount of time. Help the ones you love to help themselves with a referral to AOLCC, one of the leading career colleges in Alberta.

Refer a friend to a career college program at AOLCC Alberta today.