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Special Offer: Win Free Tickets to Watch FC Dallas Sept. 2

Well, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is: summer is nearly over. The good news is: the Fall semester is right around the corner! (Come on, that’s great news, right?!) Here’s the best news: you (yes, YOU!) and your friends can enter to win tickets to watch FC Dallas take on the New York Red Bulls Sept. 2 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco!

Learn Construction Skills & Build a Career From the Ground Up

Construction jobs are in demand in north Texas, with expected employment growth of 27 percent by 2024, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. This surge affects all areas of construction, including (but not limited to) areas like: electrical technology, plumbing, air conditioning and refrigeration technology, carpentry and welding.

Summer School: Pros and Cons

The decision to register for summer college classes is not an easy one. Students struggle with the choice between taking a relaxing hiatus from their studies or using the summer to get ahead (or catch up).

Here are a few advantages and disadvantages of signing up for Summer term. As you read through these, keep in mind there are may be other factors not listed here that could be important in your decision.

Becoming Mom

While some 21-year-old students are out hitting the town, Genesis Escamilla is home hitting the books. She is a full-time college student, a full-time employee and a full-time single mom.

“I am full-time everything,” says Genesis laughing. “I just take flex term classes so it isn’t an overload all at once.”

Keep reading to learn more about her story…

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