CyberSkills/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.
Ever 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 Details
continue reading » A year into her new job at Canvas Credit Union($2.8B, Lone Tree, CO), Tansley Stearns was sitting in a meeting when a light bulb went off: No more B.S.!In this case, “B.S.” stands for “bank slang,” and it’s one of three pillars of the credit union’s B.S. Free campaign. With a Super Bowl Sunday TV spot in the Denver, CO, market, Canvas kicked off the campaign that promises no jargon, no hidden fees, and no offering members things they don’t need.In its ad campaign, the credit union defines B.S. as “generally confusing financial terms that should be avoided” and calls out a commonly used phrase for property mortgage insurance — PMI is typically required if LTV is above 80% — as being rife with it. That kind of talk, the ad promises, is “delightfully absent at Canvas Credit Union.”The B.S. Free campaign was a culmination of the marketing and other outreach that followed the 80-year-old institution’s re-brand from Public Service Credit Union to Canvas Credit Union. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
NEW DELHI: Indian forward Princepal Singh has signed to play in the NBA G League next season, League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim announced on Tuesday. Singh, who will train and compete alongside the new G League team featuring elite youth prospects, is the first NBA Academy graduate to sign with the NBA G League and first NBA Academy India graduate to sign a professional contract.Singh, who started playing basketball at the Ludhiana Basketball Academy, joined The NBA Academy India in 2017, an elite basketball training center in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) for the top prospects from throughout India, as part of the academy’s inaugural class of student-athletes identified through the ACG-NBA Jump Program. IANS Also watch: Moran’s Khowang Ghat Shut For 3 Days After Girl Tests COVID Positive