It’s nice to know that grants such as The Pell exist and can be attained by those desiring to further their education.
At this time, with the economy the way it is, and Americans just wanting to get back to work, doesn’t it seem like it would be a good (read incredibly great!) thing for The Pell and similar grants to include more certificate courses? Companies all over are looking for CERTIFIED welders, CERTIFIED HVAC technicians, CERTIFIED machinists, CERTIFIED auto mechanic… . As it is now, the only certificate courses approved are the ones that lead to becoming a certified BEAUTICIAN/COSMETOLOGIST/AESTHETICS! WTF???? Okay, there is another but seriously, can we all be beauticians??? I know I can’t. I get ill seeing dandruff on someone’s shoulders (gag! the thought of a light wind, picking up and redirecting it anywhere in the vacinity of my immediate breathing space just freaks me out! OMW! or the thought of having to apply makeup to someone’s face that has a zit that is red and plump and ready to burst aaaaaaaaack!). I’d much rather change the oil on a grimey ol’ car
I have one more shot at proving just how unintelligent I am before my gnarly knitting knuckles curl up and refuse to write anything legible and my eyes can no longer distinguish shapes let alone letters and numbers.