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College Guarantees a Job for Graduates—Or Money Back

Remember Trina Thompson, the New York City student who sued her college school last summer because she couldn’t find a job after she graduated?

Well, she shoud’ve attended Lansing Community College in Lansing, Mich. The school is offering just such a money-back guarantee: If students in one of four training programs don’t get a job offer within 12 months, they’ll refund their tuition, which is roughly $2,150 to $2,500.

The program“Get a Skill, Get a Job” involves six-week courses for training in four high-demand professions: pharmacy technician associate, customer service/call center specialist, quality inspector associate and CNC machinist, jobs that pay roughly $12 to $16.

Of course, there are a few requirements: Students can’t miss any classes or assignments in order to qualify for the refund. They’re also required to attend a job fair and demonstrate that they’re actively looking for a job.

You know, it's hard to get people to come to Michigan these days, so hats off to you, Lansing.

Double hats off for offering training for real humans to answer the phone when you call a company!

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