Project Search helps students train for real world jobs

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EU jobsearch aid for former workers at Finnish shipyard and French abattoir
The EU should provide aid worth €2.35 million to help find or create new jobs for workers made redundant by shipbuilders STX Finland Oy and the GAD abattoir in France, the Budgets Committee recommended on Thursday. The European Globalisation …
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Concordia University, Nebraska Graduates First Online Public Health and Human Services Masters Students

Seward, Nebraska (PRWEB) May 23, 2014

Two years ago, Concordia University, Nebraska launched its online Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Human Services (MHS) programs. Now, the first students to apply have completed their masters degrees and participated in the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Walz Human Performance Complex on Concordia’s Seward, Nebraska campus.

This is a momentous occasion not only for our students but for the University, says Thaddeus P. Warren, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Adult Education. The students who have completed their masters degrees online will stand as an example for new students ready to advance their education.

On Friday, May 9, a luncheon was held, hosted by the Concordia Alumni Association, for the Graduate Class of 2014 and the Golden Reunion Class of 64, followed by the baccalaureate service at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Neb. On Saturday, May 10, 2014, commencement exercises took place on campus.

Our first graduates in the MHS program have consistently demonstrated a passion for serving others. They will be a great asset to the Human Services profession, said Rev. Dr. Kevin Kohnke, MHS Program Director.

I personally love the Human Services Program at Concordia. It was full of wonderful people from the beginning; from my advisor to Professor Kohnke, the instructors, and my peers. I love the online format of the program and would recommend it to anyone, stated MHS graduate, William Tracy Sanders.

Concordia Nebraskas online Master of Public Health and Master of Human Services programs are built on the Universitys Lutheran faith and values and have a strong commitment to servant leadership. The MPH and MHS programs are offered fully online with no residency requirements and can be completed in as little as 24-26 months.

The online MPH program was everything I had hoped it would be and more, stated MPH graduate, Sara Pacheco. It not only helped me grow as a scholar, but it also has opened a lot of doors for me career-wise. In fact, my Applied Research Project helped me land my dream job.

I’m excited to see how the graduates will use their gifts and abilities to improve the health of people in the U.S. and beyond,” said Dr. Jen Janousek, MPH Program Director.

Learn more about how you can become a graduate of Concordia University, Nebraskas online masters programs by calling (877) 497-5848 to speak with an advisor or by visiting

About Concordia University, Nebraska:

Concordia University, Nebraska was founded in 1894 by The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod and carries forward a mission of providing excellent Christian education as it welcomes all students seeking lives of learning, service and leadership. Concordia Nebraska is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 50 undergraduate programs and approximately 20 graduate degrees, specializations, certificates and adult learning programs.

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Antron Brown and MATCO Tools Dragster to Visit Students as Western Technical College on March 25th

El Pao, Texas (PRWEB) March 24, 2014

I love doing these school visits with Matco Tools, Brown said. I have been in the students position before when I was in school at Mercer College in New Jersey. Having the opportunity to give back to these students and speak to them about their future and their career paths is something I enjoy. These students and mechanics are the future and its great to meet them. Ive been coming to Western Tech for years now and its a great facility.

Brown will be at the school from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. speaking to groups of students who also will have the opportunity to get an up-close look at the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster and speak with two crew members that work on the 10,000-horsepower nitro-fueled machine.

In 2013, two students from Western Technical College joined Don Schumacher Racing for the three-week Western Swing as interns. Students Kody Throop and Josh Lerma, now graduates, joined DSRs U.S. Army and Matco Tools teams for three races in Denver, near Sonoma, Calif., and Seattle.

“Western Technical College is extremely proud and thankful for the relationship it has had with Matco Tools and the Don Schumacher Antron Brown Top Fuel race team, Allan Sharpe, President of Western Technical College said. Antron’s enthusiasm and professionalism relates so well with our youth that it is an event you must see to truly appreciate. We welcome the race team as in past years and invite the community to come and participate in this great event.”

Brown, 37, is the only racer in NHRA history to win races in both Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle. He has 41 career wins, 34 career No. 1 qualifying awards and is competing in his seventh season in Top Fuel after spending 10 years in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class. He was the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel champion, becoming the first African-American to win a major motorsports title. He has a career-best speed of 328.78 mph.

WHO:????????Antron Brown, NHRA Top Fuel driver

WHAT: ????The 41-time NHRA winner will visit Western Technical College and speak to students at the college. Browns Matco Tools dragster also will be on display.

WHEN:????Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WHERE: ????Western Technical College, 9624 Plaza Circle, El Paso, TX 79926

TIME:????10:00 am- 1:00 pm????

CONTACT: ????Jerien Rausch, Western Technical College (915) 309-7733

About Matco Tools and its Tech-Ed Program

Since 1979, the mission of Matco Tools has been to provide professional mechanics and auto enthusiasts with all of the premium tools, storage and equipment they need to get the job done, while also offering best-in-class service and customer support. Ranked among the top 30 in Entrepreneur Magazines 2014 Franchise 500?, the company continues to expand throughout the United States and Canada, adding several hundred mobile stores each year.

Matcos Tech Ed program provides several benefits to students including: access to the most innovative and high-quality tools and equipment in the market, outstanding service and support and exclusive discount pricing for Tech-Ed members. For more information, please visit

About Don Schumacher Racing

Don Schumacher Racing, headquartered in Brownsburg, Ind., fields seven professional NHRA teams. In Top Fuel, the U.S. Army dragster driven by seven-time world champion Tony Schumacher, the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel world champion Matco Tools dragster driven by Antron Brown and the Battery Extender Powered by Schumacher dragster driven by Spencer Massey; and in Funny Car, 2012 NHRA world champion Jack Beckman in the Valvoline MaxLife Dodge Charger R/T, 2011 world champion Matt Hagan in the Mopar Express Lane/Rocky Boots Dodge, the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge of Ron Capps and the Make-A-Wish Dodge driven by Tommy Johnson Jr.

DSR has won 219 NHRA national event titles and 11 world championships.

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Are you waiting for your A Level exam results? Deciding what is the “right” step after leaving college or school can be really stressful. And it’s not a decision that you should make quickly. Maybe you’ve got pressures from friends to join them at the university they’ve decided to go to, you don’t get the grades you need to get into uni, or you just don’t want to start life with a huge amount of debt from tuition fees. At the end of the day it’s your future so you have to be 100% happy with the decision. The range of options can feel a bit like a minefield, go to uni/ don’t go to uni/ do an apprenticeship/ go into vocational education / go straight into a job- the choices are endless. But where to start? AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is urging school leavers to consider vocational education and apprenticeships as a way to secure employment, gain experience and a qualification if you don’t achieve the marks they need for first choice University courses. Not many people realise that you can have a great career without going to university, for example if you get the AAT Accounting Qualification you can become a chartered accountant quicker than someone who has been to university! If you have any questions about what to do next then join our live webTV show with Aimee Bateman who is a career coach and recruitment advisor and Harry Collins, who decided to do an apprenticeship rather than go to university and Emma Mason who started a university course and then
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unseen 102 Announces new Interactive Tool for Students Researching Career Paths

Foster City, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 recently launched a new career resource that helps match students with career paths based on their skills and interests. Pathfinder, an online multiple choice quiz of about 40 questions, gathers information about students’ career goals, work habits and hobbies and presents a list of potential career paths.

A May 2011 study from Rutgers University found that 70 percent of recent college graduates reported their first job out of college was either somewhat or very related to their college major. Pathfinder allows students to start by identifying career paths that fit their skills and goals and then helps them select the relevant college major and degree level.

“The Pathfinder is a great tool for people to match their personality and interests to potential career options,” said Seth Restaino, spokesperson. “This is a great resource if you’re thinking about switching careers or just getting started in a career and want to see what your options are.”

Pathfinder is an interactive tool that allows students to see their results change as they move through the questions. Users can also give a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to suggested careers and edit responses to improve their results. Unlike classic personality tests, Pathfinder is composed of seemingly random questions that ask users about their favorite websites, childhood hobbies and responses to hypothetical situations. Those responses are matched to a list of over 70 personality traits, which in turn are matched to over 800 possible occupations.

Pathfinder also draws on data from the U.S. Department of Labor to give salary and employment outlook information for each career so students can make informed decisions about career paths.

In addition to Pathfinder, offers a wide range of information for students researching career possibilities, including infographics that help students compare majors, choose a degree path or learn about their earning potential. Once students have found degrees of interest, contains a number of resources to help them get to know potential schools, including video tours of campuses and in-depth information on specific schools.

About is a definitive source for education, connecting students and prospective students with the right information, people and schools to help them advance in life. Featuring in-depth sections with faculty interviews, campus tours and national education news the site aims to be a hub for higher education topics and trends. is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: QNST), one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that best meet their needs. The company is a leader in ethical marketing practices. For more information, please visit


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First session of Software QA class at Portnov Computer School – part 3. What is Software Testing job market in general and specifically in San Francisco Bay Area. Since 1994 we have being specializing in career training in the area of Software Quality Assurance. School name is a well known and widely recognized brand in the Software Testing world. The Portnov Computer School is not a purely academic but rather job market driven short-term training institution, which measures its success in job placement of the graduates. Majority of our students join the program because they want jobs, not degrees – 90% of them already have college degrees in all the imaginable fields including IT, mechanical and electrical engineering, teaching, accounting, etc. Whatever your previous professional and educational background – there is a good chance that in 4-6 month you will be working in Software QA field after completion of our classroom training and an internship with a local software company. With 13 years of experience in job placement and writing SQA resumes, with over 2000 graduates working in practically all the Silicon Valley companies, with hundreds of our graduates working as QA Directors, QA Managers, and QA Team Leads our job placement assistance is really unparalleled. Looking for a career change? Have gap in employment? Lost the competitive edge? Do not feel confident to start your job search campaign? Not happy with your current job? – If your answer to any of these

Six U.S. Students to Compete for Microsoft Office World Champion Title in Las Vegas

American Fork, Utah (PRWEB) July 10, 2012

Certiport (, the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced the U.S. champions in the United States Competition on Microsoft? Office: Alex Bainbridge (Cary, NC), Dominick Cianfarra (Seven Springs, NC), Emily Peet (Centreville, MD), Heather Plocinik (Centreville, MD), Gabriela Tavera (Jacksonville, TX) and Rachel Velasco (Cary, NC).

From August 2011 to May 2012, more than 250,000 students in the United States competed to demonstrate their proficiency in utilizing the world’s foremost desktop computing applications. The top six U.S. champions will now prepare for the final round of the Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office the World Championships held in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 29 August 1, 2012.

Details about the Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office:

Earning the title of U.S. champion is an honor for these students, but the real value lies in the workforce skills they have mastered and validated with certification, said Ray Kelly, CEO, Certiport. Students realize the value of earning a globally-respected Microsoft certification, and the competition provides them with an extra incentive to master the programs and compete at an elite level.

The 2012 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office includes Microsoft Word?, Microsoft Excel? and Microsoft PowerPoint? versions 2007 and 2010. More than 250,000 students entered the United States competition, more than tripling the 72,000 who entered the 2011 competition. The unprecedented growth can be attributed to more students realizing the value of earning Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification as they prepare for college and the workforce.

Certiport, the sole provider of Microsoft Office Certifications, created the MOS certification with Microsoft to meet the growing demand for individuals to use the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office Systems. Current students who passed a qualifying exam and attend an approved, degree-seeking academic institution were eligible to compete in the United States Competition. Participants who outperformed their peers by demonstrating proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint generally had perfect or near-perfect exam scores and completion times well below the allotted examination time.

The U.S. Champions were selected from an elite group of finalists including:

Microsoft Office Word 2007 Semi-Finalists

Heather Plocinik, Queen Annes County High School, MD (U.S. Champion)

William Tillett, Palmetto High School, FL

Paolo Pendon, Celebration High School, FL

Savannah Haider, Tongue Point Job Corps Center, OR

Brianna Bercegeay, Live Oak High School Livingston Parish, LA

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Dominick Cianfarra, Spring Creek High School, NC (U.S. Champion)

Michael Riley, Durham School of the Arts, NC

Breana Guarnera, Queen Annes County High School, MD

Brame Morrison III, Hunt High School, NC

Marley Price, Spring Creek High School, NC

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Gabriela Tavera, Jacksonville Independent School District, TX (U.S. Champion)

Carrie Christmann, Academy of the Sacred Heart, LA

Jarrod Doty, Frenship ISD, TX

Cameron Hart, Scott High School, KY

Elle McLeod, Academy of the Sacred Heart, LA

Cassie Mender, Tri-County Vocational School/The Adult Career Center, OH

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Alex Bainbridge, Green Hope High School, NC (U.S. Champion)

Lauren Jacquet, Queen Annes County High School, MD

Jordan Gulbronson, North Fort Myers High School, FL

Yuki Nishizawa, Larry A. Ryle High School, KY

Savannah Liebegott, North Fort Myers High School, FL

Christopher Hatch, Fortis Institute Erie, PA

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Emily Peet, Queen Annes County High School, MD (U.S. Champion)

Rodney Wallace, Dunbar High School, FL

William Holland, Agoura High School, CA

Marilyn Fisher, Halifax High School, VA

Anestasia Myers, Harlem High School, IL

Elle McLeod, Academy of the Sacred Heart, LA

Dawn Anderson, Milton Hershey School, PA

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Rachel Velasco, Cuthbertson High School, NC (U.S. Champion)

Miranda Hill, Spring Creek High School, NC

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Cody Belcher, Lufkin High School, TX

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Certiport is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services which include practice tests via MeasureUp? delivered through an expansive network of over 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the HP Accredited Technical Associate certification program, the Adobe? Certified Associate certification program, the CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC??). Certiport reliably delivers well over two million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce and corporate technology markets in more than 153 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit or follow Certiport on Twitter at

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New Production Technician Academy will Train Students for Manufacturing Careers

Kalamazoo, MI (PRWEB) May 25, 2012

A total of $ 56,000 has been donated by Kalamazoo area manufacturers to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the new Production Technician Academy at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

The first session is scheduled to begin on May 29 and will accommodate 16 students. Each Academy is four-and-a-half weeks long. Manufacturers will interview graduates of these programs for local jobs.

The Academy was designed by local employers who are looking for a way to meet the growing demand for qualified production workers and fill local manufacturing jobs. Cutting edge advanced technologies have fostered a new manufacturing environment with automated machines, computer-driven processes and integrated electronic systems. The Production Technician Academy is a competency-based, fast-track, industry designed training program to prepare production workers for an advanced manufacturing environment.

The Production Technician Academy will be housed at Kalamazoo Valleys Groves Campus and will include competency-based training designed to prepare graduates for entry level positions and successful, long-term careers in manufacturing. Graduates will receive a transcript of demonstrated skills and competencies that manufacturers recognize and value.

Training will include an introduction to the manufacturing industry; safety and OSHA regulation training; Lean Manufacturing training; team work group participation; Applied Math Fundamentals; Industrial Blueprint Reading; Precision Measurement; Quality Management training; basic electrical and mechanical training; an introduction to Programmable Logic Control; Basic Industrial Fluid Power training; computer usage; and job search and interviewing preparation.

U.S. manufacturers have invested in cutting-edge, advanced technologies to produce high quality goods at costs that can compete with foreign made products. This new environment of automated machines, computer driven processes and integrated electronic systems offers an exciting career path for those with an interest and aptitude, said Trish Schroeder, Director of Corporate Training at Kalamazoo Valleys Groves Campus.

Local donors to the scholarship fund include American Axle, Landscape Forms, Schupan and Sons, Southwest Michigan Tooling Collaborative, Parker Hannifin, Stryker, LKF Marketing, Richard and Thelma Hall Foundation, Flowserve, Accroseal, Humphrey Products, The Monroe Brown Foundation, and Southwest Michigan First.

Since 1968, Kalamazoo Valley Community College has positively impacted the economic health and vitality of the region by serving students, their families, and their communities.

With three locations — a main campus in Texas Township, the nearby M-TEC at The Groves Campus, and Arcadia Commons Campus in downtown Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Valley offers certificate programs in more than 20 areas of study and associate degrees in 25 others. These include business, health care, human and public service, and technical occupation, the latest of which is a pioneering effort in training wind-energy technology.

Kalamazoo Valley also provides student placement services and works closely with other institutions to ensure the transfer of students credits. A fully accredited institution, Kalamazoo Valley offers day and evening, online and weekend classes for its 12,000 students.

For more information go to, call 269-353-1286 or email careeracademies(at)kvcc(dot)edu.

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