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Workforce Development News – March 12, 2012
A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.
The Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College leverages education for growth in the knowledge economy by offering programs and services designed to advance people, businesses and communities. We are located at the Corporate College, a state of the art facility solely dedicated to corporate education and professional development.
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STLCC Corporate College
Corporate College is the newest addition to St. Louis Community College’s growing network of facilities and programs bringing demand-driven workforce training to the region. It is the college’s first facility dedicated to corporate education. Vice-Chancellor Rod Nunn, Director Steve Long, and Workforce Solutions Group team members provide an overview of our new facility advancing people, businesses and communities. (YouTube video 3:14).
STLCC Celebrates Corporate College Grand Opening
Business leaders, elected officials and local educators celebrated the grand opening March 8 of St. Louis Community College’s new Corporate College at 3221 McKelvey Road in Bridgeton. “The Corporate College is an investment in our future. This state-of-the-art facility provides a glimpse into the future economic landscape where a premium is place on knowledge workers and innovation,” said Myrtle E.B. Dorsey, Ph.D., STLCC chancellor.
St. Louis TSA Associates Program Scores Above National Average on Key Success Measures
The St. Louis TSA Associates Program recently had two very good reasons to celebrate. The first reason being the inaugural group of first Transportation Security Officers completing the program, earning their Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Certificate of Achievement and nine college credit hours. The second being a metrics report from TSA headquarters showing that the locally administered program had achieved scores above regional and national averages on key success measures. “St. Louis Community College was uniquely positioned to provide this program, and we are pleased that 16 of our officers have earned the Certificate of Achievement,” said Bill Switzer, St. Louis TSA Federal Security Director.
The 5 Qualities of Remarkable Bosses
“Great bosses are remarkable based on their actions. Results are everything—but not the results you might think. Consistently do these five things and everything else follows. You and your business benefit greatly. More importantly, so do your employees.”
InfoGraphic: Inside February’s Jobs Report
“Private-sector employment grew by 233,000, with job gains in professional and business services.”
After The Job Interview: Five Crucial Steps To Seal The Deal
“You did it. Your resume stood out from the stack. You landed an interview and expertly dodged the hiring manager’s trick questions, smartly answered the toughest queries and even asked a few good questions of your own. Think your work is done? Think again.”
Educating the Workforce Is Not Just For The Few
“The problem – defined in the past as educating individuals for knowledge-based jobs versus labor-intensive jobs – is antiquated. The real problem is that we have ‘defined down’ technical education for students not necessarily excited about school, and have removed those important technical skill building blocks, such as math and science, from our academic curricula for vocational-minded students. All jobs now are knowledge-based and academic education should be as rigorous for one student as for another.”
InfoGraphic: 15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly
“Making some grammatical errors just makes you look bad, and hurts your effectiveness. Sometimes we even misuse words simply because we hear others use them incorrectly. So, here are the 15 most egregious grammar goofs in one helpful infographic.”
9 Marketing Tips from a Six-Year Old’s Lemonade Stand
“My daughter, Sophia, announced that she wanted to set up a lemonade stand. I tried to talk her out of it by showing her how much she’d need to spend, but regardless of my best efforts, there was no changing her mind. She wanted to go into business. I decided that at the very least, this would be a great chance to teach my daughter about counting money, basic business principals, that sort of thing. It didn’t take long before Sophia, becoming completely exasperated with my efforts to teach her about price structure and ROI, looked up at me and hit me with a complete game changer that I didn’t expect. I realized that although my original business lessons didn’t stick with my daughter, I learned a lot about marketing.”
Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Photo Contest
“A selection of 25 of the final contenders, including some amazing images from each of the competition’s five categories: Americana, The Natural World, People, Altered Images, and Travel.”
“Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.” – William Menninger