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Step IT Up

first_imgCyberSkills/Vermont and Northern New England Tradeswomen are running their third class of Step IT Up, a joint venture to give women the skills for a career in Information Technology.The first two classes were held at Dale Correctional facility and prepared women for careers in Web Site development. The current class prepares the ten participants for jobs in the growing desktop publishing arena.Step IT Up consists of two main components: computer instruction, from basic MS Office to Quark Express delivered by CyberSkills/Vermont in partnership with KnowledgeWave; and Women’s Resources, the job-readiness element crucial to the success of the program, provided by NNETW. The women will receive coaching on resume writing, interviewing, customer support, and conflict resolution. Both CyberSkills/Vermont and Northern New England Tradeswomen will be working with employers to find internships and jobs for the graduates of this program.For more information contact CyberSkills/Vermont at 860-4057, ext. 27, or check out both the CyberSkills/Vermont (www.cyberskillsvt.org(link is external)) and NNETW (www.nnetw.org(link is external)) web sites. Step IT Up is partially funded by a Department of Labor earmark grant.last_img read more

How to move on after a work mistake

first_imgEver heard the phrase, “Don’t cry over spilled milk?” Although this was told to us many times as children, we can also apply it today to our careers. No one is perfect and sometimes we do things in the workplace that we regret. The key is figuring out how to regroup and move past it. Here are a few tips for how to get back up after falling down on the job.Evaluate what happenedSometimes unexpected things can occur that we could not have foreseen. In other instances, we make specific choices that lead to particular work mistakes. Did you turn a project in late knowing deep down there’d be repercussions? When a mistake is made, think about how it can be avoided in the future and if you can adjust your behaviors to ensure a better outcome.Decipher what is controllableAs stated above, some things are just out of your control. If a decision is made by a supervisor or colleague that has a negative effect on you, approach them later and ask if it’s possible to come together for better results. Understanding what you can take charge of will help you to better manage things down the road.Own up to mistakesIf you admit your role in the misstep, you can better learn from what happened. Often times we naturally want to shift blame onto someone else. Before you point fingers, reflect on your work and how you can improve. The key to professional (and personal) growth is learning from hardships and making changes based on previous experiences. 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Syracuse basketball season preview podcasts

first_img Comments This is the 14th episode of the “On The Beat” podcast, but the first of basketball season. The Daily Orange beat writers will discuss relevant topics in Syracuse men’s basketball on the podcast all season.During the season, we’ll have one podcast during the week to preview the game and discuss other trends and story lines. A second podcast will come after each game as a postgame look at the Orange’s most recent result.This episode is a preview of the 2015 season and Syracuse’s season and home opener against Lehigh at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome on Friday night. It features beat writers Sam Blum, Matt Schneidman and Jesse Dougherty, and you can follow the @DOSports Twitter handle for continued coverage leading up to the game.If you have thoughts on the Lehigh game or the upcoming season, leave us a comment beneath the podcast. Thanks for listening.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on November 12, 2015 at 8:21 am Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Round Two: Clinton vs Trump− the choice is clear for Americans

first_imgOn Monday, October 10, the second of three US Presidential debate was held between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Republican and Democratic candidates respectively. This debate was not watched by as many people who tuned in to watch the first one. Nevertheless, this in itself was a historic event because of the number of people who tuned in to watch the second debate. But this debate was unique in many ways. If it was not clear by the first debate who would win the election on November 8, it became very clear after the second debate who would become the 44th President of the US.Two days before the second debate, a bombshell video-taped conversation appeared in the media showing Donald Trump bragging in the most vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women. In the 2005 video conversation, Trump, referring to his sexual encounters with women, was heard saying on a hot microphone that “when you’re a star, they let you do it”. In that audio, Trump discussed a failed attempt to seduce a woman. He said that “I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it.” The video was recorded several months after he married his third wife, Melania. In the conversation, Trump was egged on by another reporter. The comments about exactly where he would grab women is too vulgar to repeat here.No doubt the American media was all over this story, especially since it appeared two days before the second debate. One by one, elected Republican leaders in Congress condemned Trump for his statements. They took the unprecedented step of withdrawing their support for Trump. Even his vice presidential running mate Mike Pence, condemned Trump’s statement.In an attempt to stop the defections, and to keep his supporters on his side, Trump issued a half-hearted apology which showed him reading from a teleprompter. Trump has been criticized in this campaign for derogatory and lewd comments about women, including some made on TV and live radio, as well as a series of disparaging remarks he made about Muslins, Mexicans and a handicapped reporter.This was the backdrop to which the second debate was held. From the get go, the candidates refused to shake hands, and throughout the debate they traded barbs and insults. Each were fighting their own demons. Hillary Clinton appeared shaky and could not effectively defend her actions regarding the deletion of thousands of emails, some confidential, while she worked at the State Department. Most people expected Trump to apologize at the outset in his opening remarks, but this was not to be. He did, however, make arrangements for several of Bill Clinton’ sexual harassment accusers to sit in the audience during the debate.Now that the debate is over, it seems that Trump is given some credit for stemming the tide of defection and loss of support from establishment Republicans. But some Republicans are jumping ship and may vote for Clinton. Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the U.S. Congress, took the extraordinary step of distancing himself from Donald Trump, stirring a backlash from some lawmakers and deepening a crisis over his party’s struggling presidential nominee. Ryan said he will not campaign with Trump and he is advising Republican candidates to go at it on their own.National public opinion polls show Hillary Clinton now ahead with as much as 11 points ahead of Trump. Even in swing  states where the race was almost statistically tied, Clinton has moved ahead. It is safe to say that she will win the election in November. When all is said and done, it is likely that more scandals may rock the Trump campaign between now and election day, given the candidate’s flair for off the cuff remarks and his long history of being associated with reality  television shows.Clinton has the election in the bag. She can smile all the way to the White House. Trump will continue to unravel and self destruct. Republicans can hope to get as many Republics elected to Congress so they can block major Democratic legislations. They have another 4 years to get their act together…without a Donald Trump. (Send comments to BRamharack60@gmail.com)last_img read more