Garden Grove Named a Top Trade School
Jun. 22, 2017
Concordeâs campus in Garden Grove, Calif.
recently earned some exciting national recognition. Forbes
magazine recently listed its âTop 30 Two-Year Trade Schools: Colleges That Fight the Nationâs Skills Gap.â
Concorde â Garden Grove made the list at No. 30.
The list ranked schools, including many health care career colleges, by early career salary ($36,600) and most popular area of study (health professions and related programs). It measured three critical data points â earnings, affordability and quality.
âThe whole campus was thrilled that we were named one of the top 30 schools by Forbes
,â said Nicholas Ewell, Campus President at Concorde â Garden Grove. âHigh-fives all around! When we looked into the objective metrics they used to select us, we were even more proud.
âI give all the credit to our excellent team. They work hard every single day to provide a relevant and high-quality education to our students.â
Health care career colleges fare well in rankings
Concorde â Garden Grove was in good company among health care career colleges on the Forbes
list. In fact, the top 10 on the list were nursing
schools or health care career colleges. No. 1 was St. Paulâs School of Nursing â Queens in Rego Park, N.Y. A total of 19 of the 30 entries on the list were health care career colleges or specialized in nursing.
Paying heed to the two-year trade school
admitted to a long-standing neglect of two-year trade schools. Just as with four-year colleges, which Forbes
has ranked for years, not all schools are equal. The study stated that, given a confluence of factors, âsome trade schools are even better options than their bachelorâs-bequeathing counterparts.â
The article states that no trade schools embody the two-year advantage better than health professions institutions. That includes health care career colleges or nursing schools. The largest online salary database, an associateâs degree in nursing will get you paid quickly and well, according to Payscale. The degree ranks third for pay among associateâs degrees â¦ and higher than 75 percent of four-year majors.
This success makes sense, as the nursing trade is projected to grow even more in the coming years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics
estimates that, between 2014-2024, more than 700,000 jobs will be added in the occupations of registered nurses and nursing assistants.
Meeting the skills gap
Whether this plenitude of jobs is filled is contingent on people receiving the right training for them.
âThere is no question that thereâs a skills gap in the United States,â Jay Moon, president of the Mississippi Manufacturerâs Association, said in the Forbes
article. âWe have jobs that are not being filled right now because (workers) donât have the skillset.â
While there is no catch-all school setting that will guarantee everybody a job, trade schools, including health care career colleges such as Concorde, are a good option and a prime way to build a bigger, better workforce.