Why College Education Is Important to Me?

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Whilst being employed over the years, I’ve come to the realization that the value of continuing education beyond high school is worth the investment. It was at this time that I decided to invest in my future by enrolling in a college education program at Ashworth College. College graduates enjoy increased income and stature in society as a whole. The income gap between high school graduates and college graduates has increased considerably over the years. On the website www.collegeriew.com article on the Importance of College Education it states: “As opposed to generations of the past, high school graduates today are unable to obtain the number of high-paying jobs that were once available”. This therefore means that in today’s society earning a college education will most likely enable me to earn more money, as opposed to just a post secondary education. I am also of the opinion, that an investment in education is a secure investment in life. Higher education will allow me to take my education to the next level: learning new things and getting to where I want to be. A higher education qualification can also lead to better promotional opportunities and a more rewarding career. I see myself in the long-term future, contributing to an organization that is innovative and growing and an investment in my education will make my dream become a reality. It will allow me to become more competitive in the job market. Also there is the likelihood of promotion in my current work field as a Sales Representative, to a managerial level. In the book: What is College For? The Public Purpose of Higher Education Lagemann and Lewis emphasizes and states “At a time when higher education attendance has never felt more mandatory for career success and economic growth, the distinguished contributors to this provocative collection ask readers to consider the civic mission of higher education as equally vital to the nation's well-being. Should higher education serve a greater public...
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