UConn Program Joins Technology and Nature to Build Conservation Awareness

For many, spending time outdoors is a chance to escape, reconnect, and relax. A team of conservationists is hoping to elevate the experience even more by creating an interactive and educational story map for visitors of Eastern Connecticut Conservation District’s Milo Appley Conservation Showcase (MACS) in the town of Brooklyn.

Judy Rondeau, Rachael Trowbridge, and Genevieve Rondeau are participating in a Conservation Training Partnership (CTP) program, a part of UConn’s Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) that pairs high school students with an adult conservation volunteer. NRCA teams work on projects across the state to educate and raise awareness in conservation and environmental concerns. The program includes service learning, so communities and students all benefit from the projects.

Trowbridge and Genevieve Rondeau are both seniors at Lebanon Regional Agricultural Science and Technology Center at Lyman Memorial High School. Both are also interested in pursuing careers in environmental science, so they see

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Science in Sport looking to build beyond COVID-19

Sports nutrition business Science in Sport suffered a slight fall in its interim revenues, but managed to reduce half year losses, it revealed today.

The AIM-listed business, which has a manufacturing site in Nelson, East Lancashire, serves the elite athletes, sports enthusiasts and gym lifestyle communities.

In the six months to June 30, it reported turnover of £23.579m, down from £24.872m. However, a pre-tax loss of £2.563m compared with a loss of £3.081m the same time last year.

It said its underlying operating loss of £0.2m, against £0.6m last time, was due to its continued focus on removing non-strategic cost and prioritising profitable growth.

The five per cent fall in revenues reflected the severe second quarter disruption caused in all markets by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite this, the group said it has a strong balance sheet position with cash of £9.0m, up from £5.0m in 2019, following the successful £4.5m

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How to Build the Right Mindset to Change Careers and Learn New Skills Fast

There’s a reskilling revolution happening. The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has spurred the evolution of how business is done. Whether positioning a new brand or as an authority in the marketplace it’s critical to realize there is a new awareness of the skillsets required by both staff and clients.

Businesses large and small are rethinking the requirements of employees as well as the technology necessary to deliver products and services to clients. This awareness is driving entrepreneurs in the technology and training industries to position themselves to win by offering courses specific to those skills.

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Businesses aren’t the only ones rethinking their futures. Given the significant disruption in the workforce

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San Clemente New Innovative Program Paying Youth To Learn Entrepreneurship And Build Skills For Success

August 25, 2020

SANTA ANA, Calif. (August 24, 2020) – The County of Orange announced today the launch of a new “Earn and Learn” program, an innovative workforce model offered to prepare Orange County’s youth for future business and life skills while earning wages.

“COVID-19 has presented a special struggle for Orange County’s youth trying to find relevant work experience and navigating their future career paths,” said Chairwoman Michelle Steel, Second District Supervisor. “The ‘Earn and Learn’ program will provide youth the opportunity to earn wages while learning modern-day workforce skills to prepare them for the future.”

The “Earn and Learn” program will be offered through the County’s Ready S.E.T. Orange County (OC) Initiative and is designed to assist youth in making a successful transition to unsubsidized employment, post-secondary education, military, apprenticeship or trade placement to ensure self-sufficiency and a long-term positive employment outlook.

“A wide range of activities, services,

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