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Summit Academy OIC

There are so many nonprofits to choose from when it comes to deciding where to donate. Here are just a few reasons why your donation to Summit will make a big impact:   All training and services are NO COST TO STUDENTS! Grants and donations like yours cover the cost of tuition, textbooks, and affordable […]

Why do you want your GED? I’m going to go out on a limb and say that if you don’t have your GED already and you are reading this… then you’re probably ready to get your GED! There are so many reasons why you may want to get your GED. Here’s a list of why […]

Summit Academy GED

Let’s get something clear right off the bat. Having your GED is NOT a bad thing. Trying to achieve your GED is NOT a bad thing. Please don’t ever let someone make you feel bad about having a GED. Neither Jay-Z or Beyonce have a GED… just saying. Getting a H.S. diploma is easy. But […]

Construction jobs

It’s about that time here in the Twin Cities. Construction time! From high rises to roads to new builds. In fact, the upcoming construction outlook in Minnesota and North Dakota looks to be booming for 2019! In Minnesota, the construction industry is coming off a near-record year with construction activity showing strength in nearly every […]

trade school vs college

As I was scrolling down my Facebook feed recently, I came across this article and the title was alarming; “I have a Bachelor’s degree and I still work 4 jobs to make ends meet”. Wait, this can’t be right… A bachelor’s degree means you are successful, you made it, and you are guaranteed a high […]

Trade School vs College

THE STORY/MYTH The story has been drilled into students’ heads for ages — whether from parents, teachers, or grandparents — that traditional college is an absolute must. Many students go to a four-year school because they believe it’s the expected thing to do. According to research by Degree Query, 30 percent of students worldwide only […]

Gonkama Johnson

‘This literally saved my life’ Gonkama Johnson, above, graduated in December from a free intensive technical training program offered by                                                                        […]

5 Tips for Job Hunting in 2019

Here at Summit Academy, we don’t just train you for a new career. We train you to succeed. With the holidays now over, a growing number of companies will no doubt begin focusing their efforts on hiring. Especially for construction here in the Twin Cities. That’s good news if you’re looking to get yourself a […]

The Basics The overall culture of your college may play as big a role in your future success as your degree. Figuring out what’s important to you will help you narrow the field when choosing a college, and you may discover some options that hadn’t even been on your radar! Starting your search with the […]