Some of the best jobs don’t require a university degree. Companies often struggle to find employees with the right skills.
Even though unemployment is high and you may be struggling to get an interview, the good news is that there are still opportunities for a rewarding and well-paid career. These opportunities can’t be found inside a traditional classroom, but rather in the educational options that provide the technical, vocational and soft skills that companies actually need. These include professional certifications, associate degrees, apprenticeships, and occupational learning.
In Job U Australian workforce skills expert Nicholas Wyman shows how to find these non-traditional pathways and get your dream job. Along the way you’ll meet people of all ages who have done just that: from an emergency air paramedic, to a lead racing car mechanic, to a celebrity chef.
If you are considering tertiary education, or if you are looking for a new career, Job U is your ticket to a secure and prosperous future.
Praise for the Australian and New Zealand edition of Job U:
‘We need to focus on youth employment, and Nick Wyman’s strategies as always, are innovative and exciting.’
–Martin Riordan, CEO, TAFE Directors Australia
‘Job U is a must read for any young Australian considering their future, and perhaps more importantly, for their parents and teachers. It dispels the long held belief that a rewarding career is reached exclusively via a university pathway by showcasing VET options as viable first-choice options that can lead to both individual and organisational success.’
–Mark Callaghan, CEO, WorldSkills Australia
‘Career practitioners will find Job U a useful addition to their careers reference library.’
–Bernadette Gigliotti, CEO, Australian Centre for Career Education
‘Whether you’re a job-seeker, parent, carer, educator or career advisor, Job U is essential reading. Nicholas Wyman not only provides a compelling case for change in the way we educate, but provides a blueprint to affect that change on an individual, organisational and systemic level.’
–Dan Haesler, educator, writer, speaker and consultant
Job U will be available from all bookshops in Australia and New Zealand, and from all major ebook retailers like Kindle, Kobo, Google and Apple’s iBookstore.
On sale: 27 January 2016