Posted on December 10, 2018
“Heaven Lee didn’t like talking when she first came to Greenwood.”
““I felt as though what I had to say didn’t matter,” Lee said. She even had a jacket that she could pull up to cover her mouth. Nevertheless, she spoke at her graduation from Piedmont Technical College this summer and shared some very personal information.”
Posted on November 29, 2018
“Three months after a terrorist attack in Afghanistan left Jeremy Haynes a paraplegic, he met with a psychologist from the Department of Veterans Affairs. “He asked me what I wanted to do with my life,” said Mr. Haynes, a retired Army major. “I said I wanted to go back to school”. He said, ‘Let’s be realistic. You’re not going to be operating mentally like you did before.’”
Posted on November 20, 2018
“Libertas, a year-long apprentice program, plans to expand as more students shy away from a college degree. The Libertas program is targeted at young adults and works at teaching them fundamental life skills like time management, self-care, and finding a direction for their future. After students find an area of expertise they are interested in, they are paired one-on-one with an apprentice within the field to complete their training.”
Posted on October 2, 2018
“Integration is the key for women to prepare themselves for a fulfilling life”
Posted on October 1, 2018
“It’s a good place for support: people I can relate to,”
Posted on August 27, 2018
“will help you understand and think about ways of practice to create spaces and build as a community with our students.”
Posted on August 24, 2018
Did someone say FREE?!
Posted on August 21, 2018
America is catching up with the 19th Century. Apprenticeships, the majority of Americans say, are more immediately valuable than college.
While we’re not talking about blacksmithing or railroad track laying, we are talking about the 19th Century approach of hands-on professional training for the economy of the 21st. From software code to robotics repair to medical technology and administration, some 69% of Americans told a recent Harris poll that learning a trade is a faster, more direct path to a job than classroom learning in a college or other higher education setting.
A noteworthy takeaway from the study, the sponsors say, is that a do not believe that completing an apprenticeship will limit one’s future employment options (71%); nor do they agree that earn-while-learning programs generally lead to a lower salary than occupations requiring a college degree (60%).
“Apprenticeships or earn and learn programs offer great value to job seekers because they get paid while learning a new vocation—available across a wide variety of occupations and industries,” said Richard Wahlquist, American Staffing Association president and chief executive officer, whose organization partnered with Harris on the poll. “U.S. businesses need to act now to launch work-based learning programs to address the widening skills gap and help attract and hire the best candidates in this tight labor market.”
Absolutely! But the get-ahead difference will still be a degree…after the training is complete and the earn while you learn path has led to the earning part. Supervisors, managers, administrators, executives, and entrepreneurs typically turn to higher education to earn higher wages. Particularly once they have begun to master a trade.
Posted on August 20, 2018
“Just don’t let anyone stop you”
Posted on August 7, 2018
“If you have a checklist, good for you. Structured ambition can sometimes be motivating. But also, feel free to let it go”