Reinventing Yourself - One Step at a TimeBy Kris Powers | January 29th 2020
Reinvention. The word hints at limitless possibility. Although I am always looking for ways to grow and learn; there are times when I start really noodling the word “reinvention” around and looking to see what areas of my life I feel need improvement.
A few years ago, I realized that I’d get the itch to reinvent during two specific times every year – Spring and Fall. And I began to wonder why. Living in Florida, it’s not as if we have distinct seasons that might signify change. We are hot, then go slightly cooler, then get hot again. So, for me, it’s not a seasonal change that brings these stirrings to the surface. I began to wonder if it was because, while in school, the start of new semesters occurred around that time. If that’s true, then perhaps I’ve been conditioned to anticipate exciting new things at those times. Much like Pavlov’s dog, the ringing in of the Spring and Fall seasons leads me to anticipate something exciting coming my way.
Medical Transcription Associate ProgramBy Kris Powers | January 22nd 2020
Medical transcriptionists are responsible for listening to recordings left by physicians and other healthcare professionals and turning that information into written medical records. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they:
Floral Design Entrepreneur Program: Make a Career out of Smelling the RosesBy Kris Powers | December 18th 2019
Floral designers arrange flowers into decorative displays. They use a variety of live, dried and silk flowers as well as ribbon and other decorative features to make a beautiful arrangement. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the most common task for a floral designer:
Event Planner Professional Program: How to Throw a Great Party!By Kris Powers | December 11th 2019
Do you love to host parties or decorate for events? Are you organized and work well with a deadline? Do you love to plan dinner parties or help with wedding planning? Maybe birthday parties? Would you believe that you can make a career out of these very things?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states event planners are involved in organizing a variety of events. They plan weddings, business conventions and educational conferences to name a few. They may also be involved in planning reunions, anniversaries, award ceremonies, charity events and much more! Some of their responsibilities, according to BLS, include the following:
Personal Fitness Instructor Professional Program - Helping Others Get FitBy Kris Powers | December 4th 2019
Personal fitness instructors, or personal trainers, work with clients of all ages and skill levels. They instruct individuals or groups with cardiovascular and strength training exercises. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following are common duties of a personal trainer:
Administrative Bookkeeper Professional Program: It’s Imperative to Balance that Account!By Kris Powers | November 27th 2019
If you are organized, like math and want to help businesses with their bookkeeping needs, sign up for our Administrative Bookkeeping Professional Program today and start training for an exciting career!
Physical Therapy Aide Professional Program: Today it Hurts, Tomorrow it WorksBy Kris Powers | November 20th 2019
Physical therapy aides work directly under the supervision of a physical therapist and physical therapy assistant. Physical therapy assistants are not often involved in direct patient care. They are responsible for helping get the patient care area ready for the physical therapist and physical therapy assistants to help a patient who has had an injury or some other ailment where they need help getting their range of motion back. Physical therapy aides are responsible for the following according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):
Teacher’s Aide Professional ProgramBy Kris Powers | November 12th 2019
Teacher’s aides, also known as teaching assistants, work with and under the supervision of a licensed teacher. Teacher’s aides may work with small groups of students and report back any specific needs that they identify. Teacher’s aides may also work with special education students. This could be in a normal classroom where they provide extra support to a student, or this could be in a special education classroom. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists common duties of teacher’s aides including:
Reinforcing lessons by reviewing material with students one-on-one or in small groups
Following school and classroom rules to teach students proper behavior
Cooking and Catering Professional Program- Take Those Classes to Feed the MassesBy Kris Powers | November 8th 2019
A caterer is often responsible for cooking and organizing food service for a variety of events. Caterers often provide food for weddings, fundraisers, parties and conferences. They are responsible for meeting with the client and establishing a plan and a menu. They may also be responsible for cooking, presenting and even serving food and drinks at the event. Caterers can work with restaurants, private companies, event centers or may be self employed.
There are three main types of catering to consider when contemplating a catering career. Career Explorer lists the three most common types of catering including mobile catering, hotel/restaurant catering and private catering.
Dental Office Assistant Professional Program: Creating One Beautiful Smile at a TimeBy Kris Powers | November 5th 2019
Dental office assistants are usually the first face patients see when walking into a dental office. Many people have anxiety about going to the dentist, so a nice smiling face when they walk into the office can ease anxiety and make their experience better. Dental office assistants often handle clerical duties within a dental office. This may include: