News & Blog - Summit Academy OIC


Are You Ready To Get Your GED?

Why do you want your GED I’m going to go out on a whim and say if you don’t have your GED already and you are reading this…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 that we have compiled over […]

Summit Academy GED

The Case for GED’s

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 an H.S. diploma is easy. But having […]

Construction jobs

The Twin Cities Construction Industry

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

“I Have a Bachelor’s Degree and I Still Work 4 Jobs to Make Ends Meet”

As I was scrolling down my Facebook feed recently, as many of us do in our everyday lives, 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 bachelors means you are successful, you made […]

Trade School vs College

College Vs. Trade School

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 normal thing to do. According to research by Degree Query, 30 percent of students worldwide only go to a four-year […]

Gonkama Johnson

Filling tech jobs and breaking social barriers in the Twin Cities: An initiative for the impatient

‘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

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 construction here in the twin cities. And that’s good news if you’re looking to get yourself a […]

Choosing The Best School For you

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 […]

Summit Academy, Atomic Data partner to boost workforce, diversity in IT sector

A new program created by Summit Academy OIC and Atomic Data will strive to address the workforce shortage and lack of diversity in the Twin Cities information-technology sector.

Black Jobless Rate Drops, but It’s Still Twice That of Whites

President Trump celebrated the milestone on Twitter and in his State of the Union address. The unemployment rate for black Americans had hit its lowest point on record, a sign that the recovery was at last reaching groups that had been left behind.