Self-control is a critical skill for kids

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WILX) –



a man sitting at a table using a laptop: Science now shows that certain interactions between parents and children actually change the structure of their brains, improving their social and emotional skills into adulthood.


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Science now shows that certain interactions between parents and children actually change the structure of their brains, improving their social and emotional skills into adulthood.

As parents we feed our kids and make sure they get exercise to keep their bodies strong. We expose them to new experiences so their minds grow. Science now shows that certain interactions between parents and children actually change the structure of their brains, improving their social and emotional skills into adulthood.

Many of the teens in the Allegheny Youth Development judo class signed up to practice basic self-defense.

“You move like this. Then you pin them to the mat,” explained Cymiar Woods.

Beyond training their bodies, these boys and girls are learning principles of self-control that give them a mental and emotional edge.

“When I get mad, I can calm down more,” said Caeden

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Missouri Job Center to offer IT and web development classes | KOLR

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- The Missouri Job Center announced Friday it will be offering IT and web development classes for free to those who meet eligibility guidelines.

According to a press release, the job center can do this with the help of The Geek Foundation. Classes will meet two nights per week and are tailored to adults wanting to change careers and get into the field of Information Technology and Web Development.

Below are the two tech classes offered:

  • Develop Yourself IT Class is a 24-week class that prepares students to take the CompTIA A+ exam and equips students with skill sets needed for entry-level IT job opportunities
  • Develop Yourself Full-Stack Web Development Class is 20 weeks and trains in JavaScript, Java, and the foundational programming concepts needed for Front-End and Full-Stack Web Developer careers

Both classes begin on October 27th and will be offered at multiple locations, the job center says.

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$85,000 Cleveland Foundation Grant Will Fund Virtual Internship Program Pilot To Teach Students Remote Workforce Skills

Lakeland Community College has received an $85,000 grant from the Cleveland Foundation to develop and pilot a unique virtual internship program.

With remote work capabilities now the norm for many people, the college wants to prepare its students entering today’s workforce with internship experiences that include the ability to do remote work.

Typically, students get their introduction to real-world work environments through on-site internships. But because of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses closed their offices and shifted to remote work which resulted in no internship opportunities throughout the past months for students. Now that work-from-home has been implemented on such a large scale, employers are willing to explore how to best bring interns into the fold.

“We are very grateful for this Cleveland Foundation grant to help move our students’ education forward. Engaging students in experiential learning of all kinds is critical as they move from students

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September 17, 2020

10 business development tips for a COVID-19 world

By SCOTT JOHNSTON
Johnston Training Group

Johnston






Goodbye, handshakes and exchanging business cards; hello, Zoom and chat windows. According to a recent survey by Zweig Group, 90% of AEC firms say COVID-19 will affect overall business development activities in the next 12 months. And yet business must go on and new work must be pursued.


Here are 10 ways to stay engaged with existing connections and build business.


1. Take the lead. COVID-19 is changing how schools, workplaces, and more are designed and built. What is your firm doing differently as a result? Can you team up with another firm and offer a webinar or other virtual service? Collaborate with your colleagues, partners, or clients to be a thought leader.


Dara t’Sas, director of marketing at BCRA, said, “Now more

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Juice It Up! Names Carlo Verdugo Director of Operations and Business Development

Juice It Up! announced the appointment of Carlo Verdugo as Director of Operations and Business Development. An industry veteran with nearly two decades of franchise experience, Verdugo has served in various leadership roles for national chains including Jack in the Box and nearly a decade with Jamba, where he served as the Senior Director of Global Growth. As Juice It Up!’s Director of Operations and Business Development, Verdugo will lead a variety of initiatives supporting Juice It Up!’s strategic growth strategy.

“We are thrilled to add Carlo to our talented leadership team and are confident he will bring an additional level of efficiency to our proven franchise business model,” says Susan Taylor, Juice It Up! CEO. “I had the pleasure of working with Carlo during our time together at Jamba and saw firsthand his many contributions to the brand and its franchisees. He is a passionate, enthusiastic and savvy professional

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Young artisan benefits from Development Bank’s skills-based facility

Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) has unveiled Mekemo Trading, a mechanical and automotive services provider, as a recipient of skills-based finance for young artisans.

The Bank’s skills-based facility for young artisans and professionals is designed to enable aspirant entrepreneurs with professional or artisan qualifications, but with limited or no collateral, to embark on the course of entrepreneurship. It also enables young entrepreneurs with emerging businesses to expand.

The Bank defines young entrepreneurs as aged 36 and younger, but will, in exceptional circumstances, accept applicants aged up to 40.

Acting Head of SME Finance Hellen Amupolo said Mekemo is an excellent example of what DBN set out to achieve with skills-based finance for young entrepreneurs.

Operated by Rens Mekemo Shilongo, aged 33, Mekemo Trading provides automotive services including mechanical services, spray painting and panel beating for cars, trucks, buses, farm implements and mining and construction equipment. Located in Katutura, the company

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ReSkill MS helping Mississippians get job skills training through CARES ACT funds

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – A program passed by the state legislature in July is now helping Mississippians receive career-training.



a person sitting at a desk: Mississippi community colleges across the state have received funds from the CARES Act to help get people job training during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Mississippi community colleges across the state have received funds from the CARES Act to help get people job training during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ReSkill Mississippi is a program funded by CARES ACT money appropriated through Mississippi House Bill 1795 that helps people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic get career training for high-demand jobs through non-credit courses in state community colleges.

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“The ReSkill MS program is designed to connect Mississippians with training opportunities that lead to jobs now, that lead to career pathways and to help get them into those in demand careers that are still hiring despite the COVID pandemic,” said Rebecca Brown, dean of Workforce and Community Development at Pearl River Community College.

PRCC received $2.2 million of CARES Act funds for this

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SMEDAN Flags Off National Business Skills Development Programme

The Small and Medium Enterpriss Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), yesterday flagged off the national business skills development initiative for Lagos State.

Over 1000 entrepreneurs are expected to benefit from the programme that is already running in some states.

 

SMEDAN’s director-general, Dikko Radda said small and medium enterprises are critical in the Nigerian economy. He said the initiative would trigger an entrepreneurial revolution in industrialisation, agriculture, and commerce in Nigeria.

The SMEDAN DG explained that the programme is running in 11 states in the country including: Katsina, Rivers, Delta, Ebonyi, Adamawa, Niger, Lagos, Kwara, Bauchi, Zamfara and Ekiti where a total of 1,397 entrepreneurs would be impacted with entrepreneurship skills, vocational skills, and empowerment materials.

He said the initiative has been concluded in Ebonyi, Niger, and Adamawa, with others commencing subsequently.

Radda said the expected outcomes of the programme include improved business management practice; improved service provision by trained artisans;

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Two-thirds of businesses say skills training is crucial to post- COVID business recovery

The UK workforce gained a potential 94.2 million training hours earlier this year as entire sectors came to a standstill. As the total number of hours worked plummeted across the country, research collated by Hays Thrive shows a strong link between businesses who took advantage of these training hours and those who expect to recover quickly post-COVID.

This is based on recent ONS data which revealed the total number of hours worked in the UK in June dipped by 8.9% compared to the year before.

Link between business recovery and skills training  

The pandemic has severely impacted 71% of organisations in the UK, but there is a strong link between businesses bounce back and training. According to The Open University, 68% of companies confident in their post-COVID recovery have invested in training during lockdown, while 53% of those who are not confident did not.  

Two-thirds

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Citi Steps Up Its Commitment to Youth Employment, Skills Development and Innovation across Asia Pacific

  • As part of the expanded global Pathways to Progress initiative, Citi and the Citi Foundation to collectively invest US$35 million in philanthropic contributions and grants to improve the employability of youth from low-income and underserved communities in Asia by 2023
  • Citi Asia Pacific to offer 6,000 jobs and 60,000 job-skills training opportunities for youth over the next three years 
  • Young people to continue to be positioned front and center in tackling most pressing challenges in Asia and accelerating progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 18 September 2020 – Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) – Citi Asia Pacific and the Citi Foundation today announced a collective commitment of US$35 million in philanthropic investments to advance economic opportunities and employability for youth from low-income and underserved communities in the region by 2023.  In addition, the bank will offer 6,000 jobs and 60,000

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