A New Year, A New Education, A New You

A New Year, A New Education, A New You

            Every year, the University of Scranton does a comprehensive study of Americans’ New Year’s resolutions and results. In the results for last year, they ranked the top 10 resolutions made for 2014. Surprisingly, education was only featured in one of the top ten resolutions—and that resolution was only to “learn something exciting. “ The “focus” of the rest of the popular resolutions from last year was more general—like “get organized” or “Enjoy Life to the Fullest.”
            The same study records that only 8% of people who make resolutions report attaining them. With resolutions so general, it’s no wonder how many people feel unsuccessful. How can you know if you’ve achieved your goal, if you do not know how to measure it? How do you achieve “living life to the fullest?” Well, one might better follow that with, “What do you need to do to live your life to the fullest?”

A large part of our daily lives revolves around our jobs. Most full-time jobs are 40 hours a week. That’s a huge chunk of time and energy spent. If you don’t like what you do, or cannot support your family and self comfortably, it’s likely that enjoying your life is a daily struggle. To improve your situation, you need to first improve yourself.
            Graduates of LA ORT have found success in their employment—90% to be exact. That percentage is much better than the 8% of resolution-making Americans who regularly achieve their New Year’s resolutions. This year, make a resolution with a solid purpose that will make a lasting effect on your life: get an education that will lead to a new, successful career.
            LA ORT’s programs are easy to join! We know that your time is precious. Many of our programs can be accomplished in a little over a year. Enrollment is open year-round for your convenience as well. Speak to an LA ORT advisor today to set yourself up for a resolution achieved in 2015. Also, while you’re planning your goals, don’t forget to have a Happy New Year!

LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.

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