While higher education often comes with an eye-watering price tag, there are options outside of a traditional four-year college or university just to acquire a certificate.
“People put so much emphasis on formal education, ‘you gotta go to college,’” “education is the key to success” “you will have to go to the university to make it big”
What most people with this kind of mindset is that the world have changed and so the way things are done, a whole lot of opportunities are springing up everywhere and these opportunities does not care whether you have a university degree, but care more about your expertise.
FORMAL education, however, is not something everyone can afford, said Johnson, who serves on the board of Parsons The New School for Design and the leadership council of Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.
“If you can’t afford to go to college, either try a community college or vocational, and start building a business from there,” Johnson told the Journal.
Johnson, who is also the founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, told the Journal that she truly believes in vocational training, adding that there are job opportunities in a lot of fields that don’t require a four-year degree
She told the Journal that some of her former high school classmates who were in the vocational program went on to become entrepreneurs in Chicago, running pizza restaurants and car businesses.
Here at Ofiaku Kitchen Enterprises , the President and Founder of this Restaurant has no University education, but he runs a successful restaurant with over 3 branches in the state and a potential for growth and expansion.
This is what happens when you have a dream, because you don’t need a university education or a college degree to have a dream. Dreaming is free, and pursuing your dream is just a matter of decision, you just need some encouragement to step out and start something, just take the leap today, with consistency and focus you will definitely achieve your dream.
“Just put the business plan together, and just get started. Start small and make it work,” Johnson told the Journal.
The key to starting up a business is to identify a problem you wish to solve, then set out to solve it and people will definitely pay you for that.
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