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Cute dog getting nails trimmed

Veterinary assistants assist the veterinarian and veterinary technicians with the everyday jobs of taking care of animals in an office setting. Some of their daily duties, according to BLS.gov, include:



Beautifully designed room

Do you love putting together different colors and patterns? Deciding how to rearrange a room? Did you know that you could make a living and career out of these very things? What are you waiting for? Contact Ed4Career today to learn how we can help you get started in a career in interior decorating and design!



Professional Administrative Assistant

Administrative assistants perform a variety of clerical duties and office tasks. Contact Ed4Career today to learn how our training can set you apart from the competition!



Female counselor leading a support group

Drugs and alcohol are unfortunately becoming a more prevalent problem in our society today. Statistics showed that there were more than 19.7 million people in America (aged 12 and older) that were suffering from a substance abuse disorder in 2017. 74% of those adults struggled with alcohol abuse, while 38% struggled with illicit drug abuse. It also revealed that one in eight adults in the United States struggled with both a drug and alcohol addiction concurrently. Of the over twenty million Americans that needed substance abuse treatment in 2017, only about 19% of them received treatment.  Do we have your attention?

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Nurse’s Aides: More than just an “Aide”

By Kris Powers | August 14th 2019

Four female nurses

As a nurse’s aide, you are far more than just an aide to the nurse. Nurse’s aides are generally the support staff that spends the most time with the patient during their stay. They are a vital part of the team that takes care of a patient from the time of admission until the time of discharge. Learn more here!


What is a Career Training Program?

By Kris Powers | July 31st 2019

Career training that leads to professional certification can give individuals a leg up on employment or advancement in their career field. Read more to learn how career training can benefit you!


Exploring Alternatives to the 4-Year Degree

By Kris Powers | July 11th 2019

Compentency or Skills Based Training

The key to success is a good education. After high school, there are many options of obtaining continuing education and career training.



Stepping ahead of the competition

In my role as Human Resource Specialist for a large software technology company, I am tasked with recruiting, interviewing and hiring new talent when the need arises. For example, we recently had an opening at my company for a Financial Analyst. The hiring manager requested we find an applicant with a bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting with strong Excel and analytical skills.  Simple to fill, right? Not as easy as we originally thought.  

After posting the opening on our company website, we received a huge influx of resumes; all with similar backgrounds and degrees. The resumes that caught our attention and rose to the top of the pile were those applicants who had completed certification courses after receiving their bachelor’s degree.


What Makes You Unique?

By Kris Powers | June 19th 2019

Businessman flying through the air

We have many qualities within us that make us unique. How we approach situations, problem solve, learn, apply that knowledge, prioritize tasks and manage our time. Our unique abilities affect every aspect of our lives. Read more to discover what makes you unique and how to apply that to the job of your dreams!


Burnout Linked to Chronic Stress at Work

By Kris Powers | May 31st 2019

Stressed out professional male

In its latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially classified workplace burnout as an occupational phenomenon. This change will be reflected in the new version of the handbook, International Classification of Diseases ICD-11, which will go into effect in January 2022.

What is burnout? In the past, the WHO defined it as a “state of vital exhaustion”. But with the recent revisions to the ICD, it is now classified as a work hazard.