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Building Futures: BOCES students learn trades on the job

MALONE, N.Y. (WCAX) - A group of New York students is hitting the nail on the head, gaining hands-on experience while also creating new housing. They said Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was this 28 x 35-foot house in Malone, New York. “It is just good...
MALONE, NY
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Cleveland educational nonprofit teaches students the skills needed for business

Prior to the pandemic, Cleveland educational nonprofit Effective Leadership Academy (ELA) served as “the cherry on top” in polishing off student workforce and entrepreneurial development. But after a year of virus-spurred remote learning, ELA’s mission of social and emotional development is no longer seen as a luxury. Instead,...
CLEVELAND, OH
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Perspective | Community spotlight: Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County focuses on ‘fun with a purpose’

Editor’s note: This feature is part of a series recapping the 2022 Emerging Issues Forum with the Institute for Emerging Issues. The 2023 Emerging Issues Forum will take place on Monday, February 13, 2023, at the NC State University McKimmon Center in Raleigh. This year’s forum will examine ways to address NC’s labor shortage by putting the needs of workers first and overcoming barriers to employment. Go here to learn more.
HENDERSON COUNTY, NC
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Ashley Kilday

We sat down with Romina Mendoza (’22), a Marilyn Davies College of Business (MDCOB) grad who pursued a double major in Accounting and Management Information Systems. A recipient of a Ted Bauer Undergraduate Scholarship, Romina shared the lessons she took with her when she left UHD. Among them: Always strive for more. No surprise she’s determined to.
HOUSTON, TX
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I’m No Longer Only “Mum,” Thanks to my Apprenticeship

A 58-year-old apprentice from Newport wants to show that it is never too late to start your dream career after securing her new role in Learning and Development. Jayne Williams, a Learning and Delivery Officer at HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), says that her apprenticeship has helped her gain her own identity after spending her younger years bringing up her two sons.
NEWPORT, RI
Forbes

Using Simulation Training In Contact Centers To Improve Key Metrics

Brian Tuite is cofounder & CEO of Zenarate, a leader in developing top-performing customer-facing teams through AI Conversation Simulation. Customer care agent training is especially critical these days. As digital self-service solutions and chatbots handle simple customer inquiries, this leaves contact center agents with the toughest problems to solve. Agents are often the only human interaction brands have with their customers and prospects. So contact center and training leaders are looking for better ways to help agents solve complex problems while accelerating speed to proficiency, reducing agent attrition and improving critical KPIs such as CSAT, conversion rate and first call resolution scores.
30Seconds

The Great Breakup: How Women Can Find Their Perfect Career Fit in 2023

Over the past couple of years, we have walked through the Great Resignation, the Great Reshuffle, the Great Relocation and now, the Great Breakup. Since the pandemic, women are demanding more from work, and many are changing jobs to find exactly what they are looking for. These female leaders are moving on to companies that value the same things they do – such as work culture, gender equality, career advancement and more.
Forbes

Executive Presence Is Being Reframed In The Modern World

MCC ICF coach helping clients leverage their talents and expertise to become effective leaders in a fast-changing and uncertain world. In the modern world of work, developing an executive presence is required much earlier for professionals who are on a leadership path. Twenty years ago, when I was taking my first steps in leadership, I didn't feel so much pressure at developing it just yet. Now, first-time managers are very aware of the demand of building executive presence in order to access important internal and external stakeholders. Even individual contributors are advised by their mentors to work on it.
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Insights with Dzigbordi K. Dosoo: The power of soft skills

Soft skills play a crucial role in consistently achieving excellence in various aspects of life such as business, relationships, leadership, and daily interactions. These skills help to present oneself professionally, make a lasting impact, and stand out. They are needed in every interaction, whether it’s speaking, posture, or everyday conversations. In the workplace, soft skills enhance technical proficiency by preventing interpersonal conflicts, internal struggles, and negative public and market perceptions. The importance of these skills has garnered widespread attention in various organizations due to their proven impact. Unlike technical skills, soft skills are not about perfection, but rather about being human. Communication is often the determining factor in building strong relationships both at home and in the workplace. Developing soft skills fosters personal growth, learning, and success in the workplace.
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Why an IT Curriculum Is Essential for All Academic Institutions

Being categorized as a technology company used to be relatively straight forward. Companies that produced hardware, created software or were in the business of fixing said hardware or software, were tech companies. As technology has become woven into the fabric of all organizations, those lines have blurred. It is important...
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Restart your career journey with NWRC

North West Regional College (NWRC) is seeking applicants for an innovative employability programme to enable professionals to return to work after an extended career break. This 15-week Women Returners Programme will begin on Wednesday 15th February (subject to numbers) and will provide women with a recognised qualification in Business Administration and Soft Skills.
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How I Became… General Manager of Hodinkee

Discover over 900 fashion job opportunities today on BoF Careers. Jeffery Fowler, CEO of watch media company and retailer Hodinkee, first entered the luxury industry through a graduate job at a textile and home furnishings company. He left to study an MBA at Insead before becoming a consultant at Bain & Co., following “the attraction of consulting and banking”.
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What’s Causing Unemployment? Mohan Bhagwat answers | India News

Mumbai, Feb 6 (PTI) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has said lack of dignity for labor was one of the main reasons behind unemployment in the country, an. Speaking at a public function here on Sunday, he also asked people to stop running after jobs and said no work can be labeled as big or small as it is done for the society.
newsfromwales.co.uk

“I’m no longer only “mum,” thanks to my apprenticeship – I’m Jayne Williams in my own right.’

A 58-year-old apprentice from Newport wants to show that it is never too late to start your dream career after securing her new role in Learning and Development. Jayne Williams, a Learning and Delivery Officer at HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), says that her apprenticeship has helped her gain her own identity after spending her younger years bringing up her two sons.
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Strengthening vocational skills for migrant worker

The Aye Chan Thaw Ein (ACTE) Project is supported by People in Need (PIN), Helvetas Myanmar and the Myanmar Private TVET Association (MPTA). Together, these organisations, along with multi-private sectors in the Shwe Pyi Thar Township, market actors, skill workers, and construction work and entrepreneurs’ contractors, all work to improve the labour conditions and income of migrant workers and young people by providing vocational and soft skills training to further…
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Homework with a Purpose

Many of our readers are parents. And, many of those parents dread when their kids ask for help with their homework. Johnny needs help with Grade 10 math, but neither mom nor dad can remember those equations. Do kids in Canada get too much homework? The answer isn’t easy. So,...
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Post-budget views from Dr. Dishan Kamdar, Vice-Chancellor, FLAME University

Dr. Dishan Kamdar, Vice-Chancellor, FLAME University. The government’s approach to strengthening the university system and concentrating on the training and skill development of teachers is a positive step. Implementing new educational training techniques, facilitating curriculum transitions, supporting ongoing professional development and ICT execution, and establishing an additional 30 Skill India International Centers are some of the positive features of the budget announced this year. These skill sets in Indian institutes will provide global initiatives in mechatronics, artificial intelligence, drones, the Internet of Things, and soft skills development. The emphasis is on improving vocational courses, which leads to overall growth and development.
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