Ed4Career Blog

Why We Should Keep Learning

By Kris Powers | June 11th 2013

Smiling Girl

Each day learn something new, and just as important, relearn something old.  ~Robert Brault

For me personally, there is nothing quite like the thrill of learning something new.  Whether it’s reading an article, taking a course, or attending a webinar; as soon as I finish, I am always thinking of whom I might share my new knowledge with, or how I might apply the information I’ve learned to my daily life.  I also find that when I stretch myself to learn a new technique, I have an amazing sense of accomplishment once I’ve mastered the new task.   However, I also understand that things are constantly changing and that one is never completely finished.  You may master something today, and very well need to brush up your skills tomorrow.

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We had a tremendous response to our recent “In your opinion, can online learning be as effective as classroom learning?” poll with well over 200 people taking the time to cast their vote.  The results showed that 62% of respondents felt that online learning can be as effective as classroom learning, while 38% felt that it could not.  Thank you to everyone who voted and/or left a comment.  We truly enjoyed reading everyone's responses! 

If you’d like to see the complete results and read voter’s comments, please click on the link below:





Tips to Reduce Stress

By Kris Powers | June 4th 2013

Man on Stairs

Some really great articles have come across my desk recently about how to deal with and reduce the amount of stress in our lives.  Stress in and of itself can take a toll on our health, and let’s face it - when we are stressed we may not make the healthiest decisions for ourselves (in the food and drinks we consume, etc.). While most of us are familiar in dealing with the normal day-to-day stressors, there are moments where stress can challenge us beyond our normal coping ability – and we are left feeling anxious, irritable, and overwhelmed.

After recounting a recent stress-filled moment in her blog, (http://madelinelemon.com/how-to-easily-reduce-stress/), Madeline Lemon states, “What I learned from this is that we must take time to care for ourselves.”

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Ed4Career is proud to announce the latest in our series of "In Your Opinion" polls; where your opinion counts and your voice can be heard.

We will be posting an occassional poll on our social media sites and would love to gather feedback from everyone who is interested. This week's question is, "If you were to take an online course, what type of textbook would you prefer?  Physical Textbook or eTextbook (i.e. eBook or Kindle)?". Please follow the link below to cast your vote and share your opinions:


We look forward to hearing your comments!

Thank you!

Added Regulations Strengthen HIPAA

By Allison Kibler M.Ed. | May 28th 2013

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by Congress in 1996 to make healthcare providers have safeguards in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patients’ private health information (PHI). In 2013 after much technical and digital growth, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has introduced additional compliance requirements that providers and their business associates will need to implement by the September 23rd, 2013 deadline. The new rules move HIPAA enforcement away from the voluntary compliance framework and toward a penalty-based system with a maximum fine of $1.5 million per violation.

Do You Have the Entrepreneurial Spirit?

By Kris Powers | May 28th 2013

Opportunity Sign

Have you ever looked at an existing product or service and thought to yourself, “I can do this better?”  Do you have a skill or talent that can fill a need in the marketplace?  In today’s ever-changing economy; the idea of being your own boss may be very appealing.  You can follow your passion while building something that you can call your own. But before you take the plunge, think about why you want to start a business and what you want the business to provide for you.  The truth is, owning your own business is hard work.  You’ll probably work harder than ever – but the benefit is that you will challenge yourself to grow in ways you might never have thought possible.

Payscale.com asked members of The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC),”What is the biggest perk of owing your own business?”  Below are a few of my favorite responses:

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Ed4Career is proud to announce the second posting our series of "In Your Opinion" polls; where your opinion counts and your voice can be heard.

We will be posting an occassional poll on our social media sites and would love to gather feedback from everyone who is interested. This week's question is, "In your opinion, how helpful are internships / externships to students in getting a job?". Please follow the link below to cast your vote and share your opinions:


We look forward to hearing your comments!

Thank you!

Green Careers

By Allison Kibler M.Ed. | May 7th 2013

"The environment and the economy are really both two sides of the same coin. You cannot sustain the economy if you don’t take care of the environment" -Wangari Maathai

Are you an advocate for the health of our planet and the future of mankind? Do you want to practice sustainable thinking? Are you ready to dive into one of the fastest growing and innovative industries in the market?

Students in a Computer Lab

Classroom training and studies are often the easy part of finding and obtaining a job in your chosen profession today.  To stand out in the job market, a comprehensive education, coupled with hands-on experience and training can play an essential role in getting the ideal job upon completion of your program. The opportunity to take formal training and put it to practice in an internship, externship, apprenticeship, or even through volunteering can have a huge impact on career and employment opportunities.

Internships and externships are both types of work experience that offer participants the opportunity to learn and gain experience in a chosen field. The differences between the two types of hands-on training are subtle; the main differences are often the duration of the training and payment for the positions.

What Makes Ed4Career Different?

By Kris Powers | April 30th 2013

Student with books

Ed4Career understands the way adults want to learn and how they learn the best. We currently offer one of the largest proprietary career certification catalogs available on the market today and in our ongoing desire to offer the best we are constantly updating and improving our courses and our course selection to offer Best of Breed.