Reaching Out ~ One Step at a Time

EDUCATION—Keep Growing.
In addition to keeping busy by giving back, now is the time to keep current in today’s quickly changing market.  Now is also the time to go back to school.  Even if you just pick up a class or two.  It is empowering to stay connected to a changing world through education or by attending lectures both in person and online.

“In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity - it is a prerequisite," says President Obama.

The good news is that there never has been a better time to go back to school as a means to fortify your career. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 makes plans for more than just economic relief, it also provides for growth through education.

A new bill called the American Opportunity Tax Credit Act of 2009 allows for an additional tax credit for your higher education expenses of up to $4,000 a year, which will come in the form of a refund payment. If this bill becomes a law, tax credits can be filed on next year's income tax returns.

I personally have picked up web design classes in the CUNY system.  The classes are affordable and scheduling is not a problem as they are geared toward professionals who want to keep growing in their field.  There are many resources that you can look into to keep yourself on a forward path in your job search! .  Keep moving, keep challenging yourself, and keep reaching for the stars!!!

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY on LI offers many not for profit and career development courses. Below are listed a few:

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