Monday, May 14, 2007

More College Alums Graduating to Trade School

More college alums are graduating to trade school, according to the Star-Tribune. Hailed as the new "graduate school," trade schools teach these college graduates skills necessary for an assortment of careers, including paralegal careers.

The legal world values education, [DeAnne] Brooks [director of support staff placement at Esquire Group in Minneapolis] said, and sees a college degree as a sign of accomplishment and maturity.

But it's the paralegal training that gives people such as [Stephanie] Johnson the essential skills law firms look for. "We get a lot of people fresh out of school, and they have no idea what they want to do with their English degree," Brooks said. "They see one of our ads and they call us up and say, 'I'd love to do that work.'

"Then we say, 'OK, if you don't have any legal experience, we recommend you check into one of the paralegal schools."

See also: Bachelor's Degree Holders Decide to Hit the Books Again.

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