Life after Gutenberg: Apprenticeships, Careers, and Graduate School

Gutenberg College exists to help students become excellent human beings. This goal stands in opposition to our culture’s deeply ingrained view that higher education’s main function is to further a student’s career goals.  This modern approach to education assumes that living well and wisely does not require education and that the key to a good life is having enough money.  We do not agree.

What role then does vocational training have at Gutenberg College? Part of living well and wisely entails taking responsibility for oneself. That responsibility can take many different forms. One of those is financial responsibility.  This is nearly always accomplished by a vocation.

Coupled with financial responsibility is the responsibility before God to use your gifts and training to encourage, love, and support those around you. In some cases, a vocation can be a vehicle for acting on that responsibility.

Thus, providing support for students in seeking out and pursuing a vocation comes under the broad goals Gutenberg espouses. As such, we provide students with a wide variety of aids and assistance for post-graduate schooling and finding a career.

Online Resources

Gutenberg & Careers

A Gutenberg Education is an Opportunity

Why a Great Books Education is Most Practical

Further Education & Graduate Schools

CIS Oregon

CIS includes national and Oregon-specific information in twelve encyclopedic components, including financial aid and scholarships, self-employment, occupations, apprenticeships, and postsecondary schools. CIS analysts ensure that the occupation and education information contained in CIS is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive national, state, and local information available. Analysts review and update all information every year and then carefully build links between components, creating a true system of information. CIS is the sole source of comprehensive education information for the state of Oregon.

Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)
State of Oregon resources for finding apprenticeships and on-the-job training

A wide range of free certificate courses developed for various vocations.

Code Academy

Kahn Academy

Learning Tree

Other Resources

Personality Test
Get a concrete, accurate description of who you are and why you do things the way you do, for free.

Summer job options