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Times have changed since the days when employees were "lifers," working for the same company until they retired. Today, whether it's due to downsizing or just plain restlessness, people are switching professions faster than you can say "career attention deficit." In a tight job market, time is of the essence; consequently, people are turning to training companies rather than traditional universities to learn new skills quickly and in a focused environment.

Many others, however, aren't waiting that long before they consider the training option. In our increasingly competitive society, parents are enrolling their children in training courses as a way to give them a head start in life.

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