College is classed as Further Education. College can open doors for you that school cannot.
Thanks to all the knowledge, skills and experience they’ll gain in college, young people will be able to adapt to a greater variety of jobs and careers. It is proven that people who qualify from college are better equipped to:
- get a job
- earn more money
- become more independent
During a young person’s time at college, they will:
- explore subjects in greater depth than they did in school
- choose their own courses following the direction of their chosen career
- decide which extracurricular activities they will focus on — and how much time they give them
Although college requires young people to be a lot more independent than school they are not entirely on their own: colleges offer students many kinds of help in making this transition, such as tutoring and academic advising as well as counselling and other support.