Student Career Path Awareness: Helpful Ways to Get a Job Without a College Degree


Does your middle school or high school student have a plan for life after graduation? If you’re like many families in Morgan County, you’re probably trying to figure out if you have the finances to pay for those increasing college expenses or you have no idea what kind of career opportunities are available.


The Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) understands there’s a lack of awareness regarding alternative job and higher education opportunities and it’s a real problem for parents and students. That’s why CFMC is working with educators and businesses to help bridge the gap between local employers and employees.


Flexjobs, a leading online job search site, offers these helpful tips for finding a job without a college degree:


·         Earn a certification for vocational or specialized training. Ivy Tech offers free, short-term job training in the areas of advanced manufacturing, building and construction, health sciences, information technology, and transportation/logistics. Full tuition is paid regardless of income level through Indiana’s Workforce Ready Grant.

·         Look for free online courses and/or videos (i.e. Udemy, Coursera, and LinkedIn Learning) that can help you decide what kind of job you want as well as learn some skills you can put on your resume.

·         Some well-paying careers that don’t require a four-year college degree include: Robotics technician, motorsports technology, electrician, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), medical or dental assistant, cyber security, web programming, and aviation maintenance technician. To learn more about these careers go to:


If you’re the parent of a Martinsville or Mooresville High School student, contact your school to learn more about their career path readiness programs.


CFMC has identified real solutions such as funding to implement career path awareness and coaching programs in our schools. Be a part of the solution and give today to change lives tomorrow.