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SkillsBuildingTM Stories

I got to see welders working

Working in the construction world, I began to see all different crafts. I learned how to insulate pipe, paint pipe and build scaffold. I got to see welders working and it always drew my attention – it’s something I’ve always wanted to learn. I will not give up until I accomplish my goals and see my family stress free with endless smiles. Being a pipe welder, I’ll be able to do what I’ve been dreaming to as a career.

Christina S.
Welder in Training

Career Services team was amazing!

Working with the Career Services team was amazing! They actively listen, help to solve your specific problems, and don’t just read off of a script or put you in a group to be underheard. They genuinely care about you and helping you succeed. The help you receive prepares you mentally and emotionally to believe in yourself and conquer your goals to redefine your world.

Ryan F.
Business Intelligence Analyst

Training to be a lineworker

I am training to be a lineworker because it is not just your every day job, it is a sense of accomplishment and a brotherhood amongst many men and women all over the world.
I want to be the person you’re glad to see working my absolute hardest to keep the lights on for you and your family.

Dane D.
Lineworker in Training

Because of Meritize, I am now a cardiac sonographer.

Because of Meritize, I am now a cardiac sonographer. I wanted to become this because I have a passion in cardiology, and my mother was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy so I am determined to help people like her. Even if that is just a smile to a nervous patient to make them feel good. I found my passion and career, not just a job.

Briana C.
Cardiac Sonographer

Meritize team introduced me to tools

In our coaching sessions, the Meritize team introduced me to tools that allow me to be more confident and effective in my job search. Really what this program is about is taking responsibility for your achievements and mindset and applying that to your overall approach. It doesn’t just prepare you for getting that dream role, but in maintaining a strong, growth-focused state of mind when you take on that role.

Allie T.
UX/UI and Product Designer

I’ve made aircraft maintenance my goal in life.

I’ve always had a strong interest in airplanes, as I grew older I realized that I could combine my love for airplanes and maintenance into one and make it a career. Ever since that day I’ve made aircraft maintenance my goal in life. I won’t stop until I achieve my goal because it’s what I love.

David M.

50%+

More than 50 percent of current U.S. jobs are skills based

3,500,000

Between 3 and 4 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled by 2025

30,000,000+

More than 30 million U.S. jobs pay an average of $55,000 a year and do not require a bachelor’s degree

Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Fixed and Variable Rates from 3.85% APR to 18.73% APR

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