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Take Charge of Your Future: Get the Education and Training You Need

Title:
Take Charge of Your Future: Get the Education and Training You Need
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Format:
Paperback
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Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
065-000-01446-7
ISBN:
9780160938672
Description

This Guide is designed for people who are incarcerated and for those on community supervision (probation and parole). It will help you get started—or continue—on the path to further education and training. Earning a high school credential, getting a certificate or license in a career technical field, or earning an associate or bachelor’s degree will help you advance in your career, and, ultimately, life. You’ll have more to offer employers, and you’ll improve your chances of getting and keeping a good job—and earning promotions. You’ll increase the amount of money you can earn, gain new skills, and make new contacts.

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 05/09/17.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Abbreviations.....................................................................................................iv
Acknowledgments .............................................................................................v
Introduction ....................................................................................................... 1
About This Guide................................................................................................1
Chapter 1. Some Practical Advice...................................................................... 3
Learn How to Use a Computer and the Internet ..................................................4
Find Helpful Services in Your Community............................................................5
Chapter 2. Create a Game Plan: What Are Your Goals? ......................................9
Step 1. Take Stock and Make Lists ..................................................................................................................10
Step 2. Check Job Restrictions ..........................................................................10
Step 3. Find Out More...................................................................................................................11
Step 4. Set Your Goals .................................................................................................................12
Chapter 3. Gather Information and Get Organized ............................................ .15
Step 1. Gather Important Documents..................................................................16
Step 2. Get Organized.......................................................................................22
Chapter 4. Earn Your High School Credential................................................... 23
Step 1. Know Where to Start...................................................................................................................24
Step 2. Find the Education Services You Need ..................................................26
Step 3. Take the GED Test or Earn an Adult High School Diploma......................27
Chapter 5: Choose and Enroll in a College Program............................................. 31
Step 1. Some Important Things to Consider..........................................................32
Step 2. Choose a Career and Technical or Academic Program..............................34
Chapter 6. Get Money to Pay for College ............................................................ 43
Step 1. Be Smart About Paying for College............................................................44
Step 2. Apply for Federal Student Aid....................................................................45
Step 3. Get and Complete the FAFSA ..................................................................48
Step 4. Review Your Student Aid Report...............................................................50
Step 5. Seek Other Financial Aid ..........................................................................50
Glossary ...............................................................................................................53
Appendix A: Sample Resume .............................................................................. .57
Appendix B: Correspondence Courses ................................................................ 58
Appendix C: Incarcerated Individuals and Eligibility for Federal
Student Aid, a U.S. Department of Education
Information Flyer................................................................................................... 5

Audience

The primary audience are people who are incarcerated and those on community supervision (probation and parole), as well as their families and loved ones.  In addition, advocacy groups and adult education centers helping people who were formerly incarcerated may want a copy of this publication.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$21.00
International Price:
$29.40
Publisher:
Education Dept.
Author:
  • Fowler, Donna
Year/Pages:
2012: 64 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • Get the Education and Training You Need
Weight:
0.6875
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
05/02/2017
Last Status Update:
07/07/2017
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