Workforce Development News – August 29, 2011

By on August 29, 2011
Scenes from State of St. Louis Workforce 2011 Event

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Scenes from State of St. Louis Workforce 2011 Event

Gallery of photos of speakers, panelists, and audience interactions at the 2011 State of the St. Louis Workforce event.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2011/photo-gallery-2011-state-st-louis-workforce-event/

Grand Opening of STLCC’s Center for Workforce Innovation

The grand opening of St. Louis Community College’s new Center for Workforce Innovation (www.stlcc.edu/cwi) is Monday, Aug. 29. Located adjacent to the college’s Florissant Valley campus, the 32,000-square-foot CWI will serve more than 500 students annually and houses some of the college’s newest and most cutting-edge workforce training programs, including several that were targeted in the Training for Tomorrow Initiative, as well as other innovative instructional spaces and a public access computing center.
http://aerospace.stlcc.edu/2011/grand-opening-stlccs-center-workforce-innovation-set-aug-29/

Top 10 Attributes Of Successful Strategic Plans

“For all of the attention and focus placed on strategic planning and change initiatives, it’s hard to imagine that roughly 70 percent of strategic plans fail and 73 percent of change initiatives fall short of producing any meaningful or lasting change.”
http://www.openforum.com/articles/top-10-attributes-of-successful-strategic-plans

How Whole Manufacturing Industries Have Disappeared From The U.S.

“An economist is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/08/17/why-amazon-cant-make-a-kindle-in-the-usa/

Business Advice: 14 Things I Wish I Could Have Told Myself at 25

http://www.bnet.com/blog/small-biz-advice/business-advice-14-things-i-wish-i-could-have-told-myself-at-25/4042

8 Conflict Resolution Tips

“Learning to deal with emotions in negotiations or conflict situations helps us to be more effective, whether in our professional or personal life.”
http://www.openforum.com/articles/no-batteries-required-8-conflict-resolution-tips

Interactive Graphic: Jobs Growth Forecast by State and Metro Area

http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/story/Jobs-Forecast-2011/34083932/1

9 Snap Judgments Managers Make in Job Interviews

“The more experienced the interviewer the more likely they are to make snap judgments. Fair or unfair, we’re heavily influenced by first impressions or by what experience indicates are pivotal moments. If you’re the job candidate you can either complain about the unfairness of it all and blow the interview, or accept that fact and use it to your advantage.”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/small-biz-advice/9-snap-judgments-managers-make-in-job-interviews/3960

Common Mishaps in Copywriting

“Revision is absolutely a part of the writing process, and thanks to spell and grammar check, we seem to have a better grasp of the written language, at least. The only problem is that tools to check spelling and grammar are frequently wrong or not observant enough, making us look silly.”
http://www.onextrapixel.com/2011/07/29/common-mishaps-in-copywriting/

Job-Hunt Tips from Depression-Era Playbook

“Interviews with historians and Depression-era job seekers suggest that the formula for finding work hasn’t changed much. Then, as now, those who relentlessly work at making personal connections have better luck landing jobs. A growing body of research is showing how today’s job seekers are often getting it wrong.”
http://on.wsj.com/rk4Hdz

The Hiring Manager’s Complete Interviewing Guide

New free e-book from CareerBuilder.
http://thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com/2011/08/19/new-e-book-puts-the-spotlight-on-interviewing/

Follow @STLCCalert For Emergency Notifications

St. Louis Community College’s official Twitter notification account for alerts, closings and emergencies.
http://twitter.com/stlccalert

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” – Douglas MacArthur

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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