Tired of feeling held back from that dream job because of limited education opportunities? It doesn’t have to be that way forever! PathwayConnect is a one year, low-cost, online program that has led hundreds of students to the employment they have always wanted.
Here are just three different ways PathwayConnect is improving careers for students worldwide.
1. Opens the door to new employment opportunities
According to careerbuilder.com, 38 percent of employers have raised their educational requirements and expectations when hiring new employees. This can be frustrating for those who have not pursued higher education. Luckily, PathwayConnect helps students become college-ready and leads them to online certificate and degree programs offered through BYU-Idaho.
Michael Lima Alves, a former PathwayConnect student from Brazil, dreamed of becoming a software engineer. Once he completed PathwayConnect and began studying in the BYU-Idaho online degree program, he was offered his dream job and quadrupled his income.
“I was nervous to start working at first, but I was able to handle several big tasks at once,” Michael said. “The company recognized my hard work and talents. They were so pleased with what I was doing that they offered me a promotion! I know PathwayConnect and BYU-Idaho have given me this blessing in my life.”
2. Leads to promotions or raises at work
Many students who enroll in PathwayConnect may already have a job they enjoy, but lacking higher education could be stopping them for earning a promotion or getting a raise. The skills learned through online courses can equip students with the knowledge they need to progress in the workplace.
John Strachan, a former PathwayConnect student from Canada, was able to apply the teachings from his courses directly to his job. Because his work ethic improved as he successfully completed assigned tasks, John was given more responsibilities and now has the opportunity to advance in his career.
“PathwayConnect has opened doors to advance my education and, most importantly, the ability to advance with my current employer,” John said. “Each course in PathwayConnect has been a blessing in my professional development.”
3. Provides students with valuable job skills
PathwayConnect courses help students gain several marketable job skills, including leadership, written and verbal communication, self-reliance, and English speaking. These skills provide students with the experience necessary to build a marketable resume, communicate in job interviews, and even start their own business if desired.
Elvis Aruhor, a former PathwayConnect and BYU-Idaho Online student, started his own business and improved his lifestyle thanks to the skills he learned and applied during PathwayConnect.
“PathwayConnect gave me life-transforming skills. It inspired me to take my future into my own hands and finish my education online,” Elvis said. “I wanted to receive world-class education to take on my future career goals, and that’s exactly what PathwayConnect gave me.”
Improve your career with PathwayConnect
Don’t let your education hold you back from your dream job any longer! Discover what PathwayConnect can do for you and the doors it can open to new employment opportunities. Join the worldwide community of students looking to better themselves spiritually, academically, and professionally.