Avoid College Money Mistakes

Smart parents teach financial skills As the parent of a college student, which of these two recent grads do you hope your child will resemble? The first, Tamanika Ferguson, earned $80,000 in scholarships to California State University

Ready for the Real World? Good money skills start with straight talk

Congratulations – your pride and joy is getting ready for college. But how prepared is your child to achieve financial independence in the coming years? This quiz can help you find out. Quiz 1. When did you

Facts & Finds

    Half of “Best Jobs” Require Fewer Than Four Years of College USNews updated its Best Jobs for 2013 and the number one job is….dentist! Okay, for that one you’re going to need an advanced degree.

Brawn to Brains: Skills are the future of manufacturing

You may have heard that manufacturing jobs are a thing of the past. While it’s true that old-fashioned assembly line jobs are dwindling, a new kind of manufacturing job is starved for skilled workers. Today, more than

Are You Wrong about Community College?

It’s the best choice for many >students, says college president  There is no shortage of misconceptions about community colleges. But with practical advice and a straightforward style, Thomas J. Snyder, president of Indiana’s Ivy Tech Community College system

Mechatronics program Jessica Roberts

Safety glasses, check…hard hat, check…ear plugs, check. It is the first day of my internship, and I make my way down the green painted walkway that runs through the ArcelorMittal Steel plant in Weirton and reflections run

The Right Amount of Higher Education

You don’t have to commit to four years of college to increase your income In choosing a career, it’s important to know your personal interests and talents, the job outlook for occupations matching your interests and talents,

WVNCC 2011 Graduate Sigourney Kokosinski

My college career at Northern helped me in my quest to find a job because I was able to use what I had learned in my classes in real life experiences. I knew how to handle job

Make Friends With FAFSA You won’t get financial aid without it

All students applying to college should know about FAFSA. The free form is available by going online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Also known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, everyone—rich, poor, or somewhere in between—should plan to