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Looking for options after high school? The Church provides several resources to help you in your training or education after high school.
God’s modern-day prophets have encouraged each of us to get as much education as we can.
President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) advised young men to “work for an education. Get all the training that you can” (“Living Worthy of the Girl You Will Someday Marry,” Ensign, May 1998, 50).
President Thomas S. Monson (1927–2018) urged young women to “pursue your education—if you are not already doing so or have not done so” (“Three Goals to Guide You,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2007, 119).
Our prophet today, President Russell M. Nelson, counseled us all to “continue your education, wherever you are, whatever your interest and opportunity may be. Determine how you can best serve your family and society” (“Education: A Religious Responsibility” [Brigham Young University–Idaho devotional, Jan. 26, 2010], byui.edu).
Helping You Succeed in Your Education
Did you know that the Church provides several resources to help you in your training or education after high school?
• The Perpetual Education Fund is available in some countries to help pay for vocational training. You can talk to your bishop or branch president about it or visit the Perpetual Education Fund page.
• BYU-Pathway Worldwide provides affordable online higher education. Students begin with PathwayConnect, a one-year online program that helps people start or return to university studies. After completing PathwayConnect, students can earn a job-ready certificate in less than a year and then continue on to earn a degree—all at the same low tuition rate (no charge for returned missionaries).
• EnglishConnect: Learning English can often improve your chances of finding a better job. EnglishConnect is an English-language learning program provided by the Church to help individuals increase spiritual and temporal self-reliance in a gospel-centered environment.
• Education for Better Work: The Church’s self-reliance course for education is called “Education for Better Work.” It is a 12-week course held in your stake or district. Find the manual in the Gospel Library under Self-Reliance, or check it out online.