People of all ages are losing their jobs these days. If you, your children, or grandchildren are lucky enough to have a job not affected too harshly by the economy's ups and downs, there probably hasn't been much discussion about this topic around your place.
But if there have been pink slips, unemployment compensation checks, and the continuous submissions of resumes and applications, with call-backs being far and few between, take heart. If a particular industry isn't on top at the present time, this is a good time to find one that is.
There are several industries out there literally begging for people. Some will require a few years of formal education, something you, your child, or grandchild may already have. Some involve learning a trade, like electricians, and require a year or so of specialized training.
There are still others that only require a few months of class and practical work before a graduate can walk off to a nearly lay off-free career. And even better, there are grants and scholarships for many of these programs, lowering your or your loved one's out of pocket costs to a minimal amount.
One great example is the scholarship program offered by
There are 7 scholarships of $1,000 available and the deadline for submission of applications is November 14, 2010. All the particulars can be found at the link above.
There are also grants and scholarships for student assistance from the federal government. Check out the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid for all the info.
Another all-over great resource, especially for women seeking assistance for education, is Women Grants & Scholarships.
~ Until next time, don't act your age! ~