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Training & Certification

Whether you're a plumber or an accountant, many jobs require specialized skills and training. We'll identify and examine all the training and skill sets necessary for each job, as well as the costs and amount of time associated with each of them.

Training & Certification Advice

  • TV Star Mike Rowe Talks Dirty Jobs

    Mike Rowe, star of the hit TV show "Dirty Jobs," knows a thing or two about work. He's had more than 300 jobs over the last seven years, ranging from making bricks to castrating sheep. So who better for Wendy and Aaron to talk to than a guy … Read more...

  • 11 High-Paying Blue Collar Jobs with Mike Rowe

    No One Knows Dirty Jobs Better than Mike Rowe At one point or another, you've probably seen someone performing a "dirty" job and said to yourself "You couldn't pay me enough to do that." But Mike Rowe, host of TV's Dirty Jobs, gets paid to … Read more...

  • How to Become an Executive Chef

    Iron Chef, Jamie Oliver, Mario Batali. Thanks to the Food Network and a plethora of cooking shows, when people think about becoming a chef nowadays, their next thought is about getting their own TV show. But Ed Glebus, an executive chef … Read more...

  • MIT for Free

    The new initiative, dubbed MITx, will have no admissions requirements or application process. Participants will be able to access course materials, interact with faculty and communicate with other students. There will be no charge to take … Read more...

  • 11 Ways to Raise Employable Kids

    Family togetherness is a wonderful thing, until your thirty-year old starts sending drink orders from the basement and commenting at breakfast that it "sure would be nice" if you’d remember to use fabric softener on his t-shirts. Toddlers … Read more...

  • New Law Helps Find Jobs for Veterans

    The VOW to Hire Heroes Act, signed into law in November 2011, calls for the creation of a program that pays for unemployed veterans to receive training in fields where skilled workers are in high demand, as determined by the U.S. Department … Read more...

  • Are Employers to Blame for America's Skills Gap?

    Even as the national unemployment rate lingers above 8 percent -- 12.5 million people -- tens of thousands of jobs are going unfilled as employers contend that they just can't find qualified candidates. Applicants need to get more … Read more...

  • Casino Jobs Are Becoming a Safe Bet

    Gambling isn’t just for Las Vegas and Atlantic City anymore and that means the jobs aren’t confined to those two casino giants anymore either. You might say the casino industry is spreading the wealth. Read more...